Indigenous artists transform gondola at Whistler Blackcomb

Chief Janice George and Willard 'Buddy' Joseph have transformed a cabin on Whistler Blackcomb's PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola into "Wings of Thunder," paying homage to the rich history, art, and culture of the Squamish people

Whistler Blackcomb is situated on the shared unceded territories of the Lil̓wat7úl (Lil’wat Nation) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation), communities that have inhabited these lands since time immemorial.

This year, you can witness the stunning slopes of Whistler Blackcomb through the unique perspectives of Indigenous artists.

Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George and husband Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph of the Squamish Nation are the creative forces behind the captivating Whistler artwork named 'Wings of Thunder', showcased on the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola as part of the Gondola Gallery by Epic.

In the video above, they share insights with The Weather Network, shedding light on the spiritual essence of their art and the profound inspiration fuelling their creations.