British Columbia towns and cities are exhibiting 'Spirit Bears In The City', fiber-glass bears that have been decorated by artists. Modeled after other successful community art projects, such as Chicago's 'Cows on Parade', Toronto's 'Moose in the City' and Tucson's 'Painted Ponies', the BC project benefits the BC Lions Society's Easter Seal Operations and the Canucks for Kids Fund.
There are many bears situated around Vancouver. We first learned about the project when we passed by Darth Bear.
Two bears are placed next to the Fountain Plaza by our hotel. We could see them from our hotel window.
Several bears have First Nation native themes.