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Spirit Of Sail is arguably the most iconic landmark in Kelowna. In fact, it is the basis for our own Welcome to Kelowna logo! More commonly referred to as The Sails, this 40 foot tall sculpture was installed in 1978 and weighs in at a hefty 4,000 pounds. This beloved public artwork was created by a well-known local sculptor, Robert Dow Reid, who is also the mastermind behind another Downtown Kelowna landmark, Rhapsody (Or, The Dolphins, as they are more commonly known) as well as various other public works throughout our city.
The Sails are constructed of fibreglass and the large-scale work can be found at the foot of Bernard Avenue, along Waterfront street. This beautiful sculpture acts as a beacon for locals and tourists alike, and is commonly used as a reference or meeting point for people.