The statue, put near the Vancouver Maritime Museum, is meant to commemorate the arrival of Captain George Vancouver to the Burrard Inlet in 1792. This is how it has come to be known as the Gate to the Northwest Passage.
The height of the metal statue is over 4.6 meters. For its square shape, making the shape of a rainbow, there were those in the past that compared it with a paper clip.
The artist Alan Chung Hung said that the purpose of the statue was to create a symbolic frame, with visual and expression, that will waken the awareness of the donations by captain George Vancouver to the world, and the meticulous surveys he conducted in the area, which included the northern beaches of the Pacific Ocean.