Public Art : Fish Fountain
Sculptor : © Sam Carter
Description : The Fish fountain was built from bronze
and Quadra Island granite and is a commemorative fountain that pays homage to the fish! The fountain features four
bronze cast fish whose heads spout water from their mouths. The fish tails found at the top of the fountain also
sprout water. It is a popular watering hole for tourists and those Gastown horses.
Location : Corner of Abbott and Water Streets,
History Behind The Fish Fountain : Fish fountain was
commissioned by the Leshgold family as a memorial to the late Samuel Leshgold, who loved Gastown.
And surprise, surprise, Samuel loved nothing better than to go Salmon fishing, thus those water spewing fish