Work to Commence on Story Tower Project

Work to Commence on Story Tower Project

As part of Council’s commitment to reconciliation, infrastructure renewal, and development of quality waterfront public spaces, the City will re-purpose the 40-year old Clock Tower, located at the Harbour Quay, to highlight Tseshaht First Nation culture and history, with funding support from the Island Coastal Economic Trust ‘Economic Infrastructure and Innovation Program’.

The Story Tower Project will recount the narrative of the former site of Tlukwatkwuu7is, the Tseshaht Winter Village, where Tlookwaana (Wolf Ritual) was held. The City has been working with Tseshaht First Nation towards the recognition of this important site. Adding a signature and highly visible landmark to learn about the culture and history of the Tseshaht and showcase their artwork will also serve to drive tourism in the area and enable Tseshaht to expand its tourism operations.

Starting the week of November 15, 2021, City contracted crews will begin mobilizing equipment and materials to the Harbour Quay to reconstruct the Clock Tower. Scaffolding and boarding of the Tower are also expected to start the week of November 15, 2021, and will allow for controlled access to the Tower and adjacent area.

For more information, including associated work, project timeline and impacts click the link below:

Story Tower Project Notice