King Salmon Room

Deluxe King Bedroom

People, like Salmon, will always return home, even if it means swimming upstream against all odds.

ARTIST: Richard Shorty



ROOM SIZE: 285 ft2

The King Salmon Room Story

Salmon play a central role in the life and culture of coastal First Nations. Salmon runs once revealed rivers and streams brimming with fish as schools returned from the ocean to their birthing grounds to spawn. This annual arrival would provide sustenance for communities year-round, hence the incredible reverence and appreciation coastal nations have for this life-giving fish. Artist Richard Shorty pays tribute to the salmon run in his painting “Spawning Salmon.”

His image depicts a cluster of salmon, swimming upstream in a determined rhythm to the place of their origin, partaking in one of Mother Nature’s most

challenging migrations.

While the image tells of a key aspect of First Nations life, it also conveys a comforting message; that people, like salmon, will always have a home to return to. The inspiration for the design direction of the King Salmon Room was Richard Shorty’s “Spawning Salmon” image, and as such, this artwork is made to be the focus of the space. Cast in plexiglass and set against a backlight, the piece is striking work of art. The installation stretches across the entire headboard wall, which, when illuminated, basks the suite in a warm glow.

The intention behind the bold design of Shorty’s image is to impress upon guests the important role salmon play in the lives and history of the coastal nations. Rich red tones are used throughout the space to further pay tribute to the mighty salmon.

The room’s finishes are earthy and neutral, using light fabrics and wooden furnishings to represent nature’s surroundings. The principle messages of the King Salmon Room are to pay respect to the king of all fish, the Salmon, and to remind guests that Skwachàys Lodge is a place they can call their home.

King Salmon Room Features

Opulent King Size Bed by Hypnos + Pullout Couch

In-Room Safe

43″ Plasma 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

Balcony With Patio Seating

No Pets