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Murals by Bill Oster in Whitehorse, Yukon


An Explorer's Guide to Whitehorse, Yukon

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The wall of the main Visitor Reception Centre facing Lambert Street is the home of this 5-panel piece created by Bill Oster and David Ashley in 1997. Called "Crow's Yukon Journey", it illustrates Crow's journey over the developing Yukon. The first scene shows the world before humans changed the landscape, and then First Nations' traditional use of the land. Next comes the changes in the landscape brought about by early industrialization which continues into the modern world where both natural and man-made elements co-exist. In the centre, a turning wheel represents the introduction of machines into the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush.





The Westmark Whitehorse hotel at 201 Wood Street is the home of the Frantic Follies vaudeville show, and their sign on the Steele Street facade of the building, painted by Bill Oster, is on the list of murals.





Bill Oster painted the mural depicting a miner resting in his tent that graces the rear wall of Klondike Rib & Salmon, 2116 - 2nd Avenue.





On the rear wall of radio station CKRW at 4103 - 4th Avenue is a mural painted by Bill Oster, depicting performers whose work they've aired since 1969.





On the western side of The Deli at 203 Hanson Street, overlooking their parking lot, is a sign by Bill Oster and Maurice "G" Gogin that features a European castle.





In the alley behind Peacock Sales at 206 Hanson Street are a pair of murals by Bill Oster. The lower one illustrates the Canyon & Whitehorse Rapids Tramway Company that ran along Miles Canyon during the Klondike Gold Rush.





A mural at Whitehorse Motors by Bill Oster showing an old Ford Truck was destroyed when a new building was constructed in about 2015.