The Bluebird is an excellent example of a grand war canoe. Carved from a single Western Red Cedar log by Coast Salish Master Carver, Simon Charlie, it flew along courses up to 1.6 kilometres (one mile) long, paddled by 10 men and a steersman. As a racing canoe, the Blue Bird maintained a winning status throughout its career during the 1970's.
Accession Number: 986.16
Length: 16.36 metres (53 feet 8 inches)
Beam: 87.5 centimetres (2 feet 10.5 inches)
Builder: Simon Charlie, Duncan, British Columbia, ca. 1970
Adopted By: Charles Varty