Feather Room

Deluxe King Bedroom

Feathers are used in ceremonies to connect humankind with the spirits of the natural world.

ARTIST: Richard Shorty



ROOM SIZE: 307 ft2

This room has stairs and requires good mobility!

The Feather Room Story

The Eagle and the Raven are both prominent figures in Aboriginal culture. The Eagle is noble and wise, whereas the Raven is mischievous; however, both birds are associated with Aboriginal stories of creation and are therefore equally respected figures. As such, feathers are treasured gifts. They symbolize strength, power and freedom. Feathers are also used in sacred smudging ceremonies. This purification ritual is used to cleanse rooms, objects or people through the process of burning a collection of herbs and directing the fragrant smoke through the waving of a feather.

Artist Richard Shorty’s painting “Feather” depicts this

important cultural object in classic formline style. Within the body of the feather is the image of a human face. This represents the human spirit, which lives harmoniously with all of nature’s creations. Simply coloured in red and black, the artwork is a beautiful representation of various elements in Aboriginal culture.

Porada Design built the concept of the Feather Room around artist Richard Shorty’s “Feather” painting. They had Shorty paint an enlarged version of his original image at the top of the stairway leading into the suite, with a ribbon extending up the stairs to the feather to guide guests into the room.

Shorty painted the featured image freehand directly onto the wall. On the suggestion of collaborating artist Sabina Hill, the headboard was created using paddles designed by Shorty. Both works simply use red and black, colours characteristic of West Coast formline art. Porada Design selected fabrics and decorative accents in a warm palette of yellows and oranges to complement the art and finish the room.

Feather Room Features

Opulent King Size Bed by Hypnos

In-Room Safe

43″ HD TV

Free High-Speed WiFi

Spacious Writing Desk

Fridge & Microwave

Hi-Def Cable With Dozens of Channels

Plush Linens, Hypo-Allergenic Duvets and Fluffy Pillows

Cordless Telephone With Voicemail

Free Long-Distance Calling Anywhere in North America

Ensuite Bathroom With Walk-In Shower

All Natural Bath Amenities by Mother Earth Essentials

Keurig Coffee Maker With 100% Compostable Pods From Spirit Bear Coffee Co.

Tea Kettle With a Selection of Paisley Teas

Fluffy Bathrobes


Iron With Full-Size Ironing Board

No Balcony

No Pets