The Sea and Sky pole is located on Government Street between Station Street and Jubilee Street. Sea and Sky was carved in 1990 by Harold Alfred, who described the pole’s meaning as:
“The pole was done more as a symbol of British Columbia, as the figures represent sky and sea and were done in a balanced relation to one another. The powerful Thunderbird being a symbol of the supernatural and of strength with lightning and thunder as signs of his flight. The Killer Whale is shown in its awesome form reflecting its natural presence.
The Thunderbird is a mythical creature that is common in First Nations stories on the Northwest Coast, and the Killer Whale is often shown on poles with the Thunderbird. The colours…used to paint this pole were inspired by commercial products: an Export A cigarette package for the green and a Coca Cola opo can for the red. John Ingraham, who taught the art of carving in the Kwakwaka’wakw territory assisted [Harold Alfred] with carving this pole.”