Feb 132017

Darlene Gait, BC Ferries’ The Salish Orca

Esquimalt artist Darlene Gait, commissioned by the BC Ferries to design the hull of a new ferry, has now had a chance to see the completed project. The three new natural gas and diesel-powered ferries were built in Poland.

The Salish Orca, Ms. Gait’s project, is in Tswassen for training sessions. The Salish Eagle designed by John Marston of the Stz’uminus First Nation is expected in BC in March, and Salish Raven, by Musqueam Thomas Cannell, will arrive in May 2017.

The figurative work was applied to the hull on a massive decal, and a time-lapse video of the process is on the BC Ferries website at


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