Traditional carved paddles were used to steer and paddle the large cedar canoes in the coastal waters. Native paddles are also used during ceremonial dances. Paddles were also used as deadly weapons in the past. First Nations paddles are often carved and painted with traditional and contemporary designs and stories.
Located near Entry 5 – See map below.
Karl is a member of the Tsawwassen First Nation and a Coast Salish carver. He finds his inspiration from the inhabitants of the Salish Sea, the Fraser River and surrounding Coast Salish lands. He has been carving for 28 years; and was taught by Joe Becker of the Musqueam, Jody Wilson of Ladner, B.C. and Eric Robertson. Karl enjoys working with yellow and red cedar.