Kris Kupskay, 2015
Artist Kris Kupskay created a series of fishing vignettes on the sides and under the Nancy Green Drive bridge. The artist is known for working on some challenging surfaces and for changing utilitarian places into something special. His art can be found at the Whistler Skateboard Park, various electrical kiosks (by Passiv Haus in Lost Lake Park and at Main Street), as well as the exterior of the Whistler Museum.
Fishing has been part of the scene since before Whistler existed and was a reason to visit for First Nations and, much later, those that would take the train to Alta Lake. It isn’t normally associated with the glacier fed Fitzsimmons Creek, although that creek is Bull Trout habitat. Fisherman are more likely to be found at Green Lake (fed by Fitzsimmons Creek), Alta, Nita and Alpha Lakes.
This underpass is part of a trail along the bank of Fitzsimmons Creek. The trail is part of an accessible nature trail. Eight hundred metres to the south, the trail plugs into the Valley Trail connecting the village with Lost Lake. Just around the bend to the north, the trail connects to the Valley Trail network that leads to Spruce Grove Park, Riverside Campground, Nicklaus North Golf Course and Green Lake.
Public art nearby:
152 Village Ascent is a few metres northwest of the underpass