Evergreen Extension Public Art Collection

Statement of Significance

Nature, cultural diversity, transportation and local history are among the themes explored by public art installed at the Burquitlam, Coquitlam Central, Lincoln, and Lafarge Lake-Douglas stations of the Millennium Line Evergreen Extension.

Background

Seven British Columbia artists were selected, by the Coquitlam Evergreen Line Public Art Task Force, to create 11 works of art through a public art selection process in 2014 that attracted 57 submissions from around the world.

The public art was funded with $300,000 from the Province of British Columbia and $50,000 from Coquitlam’s casino-funded Community Capital Fund. The artworks will be formally introduced to the public in late 2016, following the official opening of the Evergreen Extension.

  1. Burquitlam Station
  2. Coquitlam Central Station
  3. Lincoln Station
  4. Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station
  5. All Stations

They Travelled These Roads

Artist

Mia Weinberg, Victoria, BC

Media

Granite 

Description

In "They Travelled These Roads", the circle of a saw blade, representing Fraser Mills, frames the intersection of North Road and Clarke Road, where Burquitlam Station is now located. The images engraved on the granite represent the history of transportation in the area, connecting the wagon roads of the 1800s to rapid transit today.

Burquitlam: Between & Beyond

Artist

Brent Bukowski, Kaslo, BC

Media

Recycled materials

Description

"Burquitlam: Between and Beyond" represents a community that has been transformed. Historically known as a place in between New Westminster and Port Moody, Burquitlam is now connected by rapid transit. The sculpture celebrates sustainable transportation that promotes foot and bicycle traffic over the automobile.