Ilanaaq on Whistler Mountain, British Columbia

While in Whistler, we saw a few unusual stone structures. One was at the top of the gondola station, near the patio overlooking Whistler Village. The other was larger and situated on a clearing on the summit of Whistler Mountain. After asking around, we learned that these were statues of Ilanaaq, the symbol of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games, much of which will take place at Whistler.

Ilanaaq, the logo of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, is formed of stone in the Inukshuk-style of traditional Inuit sculpture.  This one is located on the summit of Whistler Mountain

Ilanaaq, the logo of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, is formed of stone in the Inukshuk-style of traditional Inuit sculpture. This one is located on the summit of Whistler Mountain.
Image ID: 21018
Location: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Ilanaaq, the logo of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, is formed of stone in the Inukshuk-style of traditional Inuit sculpture.  Located near the Whistler mountain gondola station, overlooking Whistler Village and Green Lake in the distance

Ilanaaq, the logo of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, is formed of stone in the Inukshuk-style of traditional Inuit sculpture. Located near the Whistler mountain gondola station, overlooking Whistler Village and Green Lake in the distance.
Image ID: 21007
Location: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada