Prince Rupert's Rotary Waterfront Park was first envisioned in the early l990s to give residents and visitors access to the city's waterfront. By l998 construction of the park began, with financial support coming from the Hecate Strait and Prince Rupert Rotary clubs. A whale statue that graces the park was created by the late artist, Hans Siniarski, and donated by his family to the city. During annual celebrations such as Seafest, National Aboriginal Day and Winterfest, the park is used as a popular outdoor venue. The park is also home to the Kwinitsa Railway Station Museum. Pedestrians can enjoy the Millenium Walkway that extends from the park, along the shore, towards the cruise ship terminal and Cow Bay. Since 2006, memorial plaques have been installed on the walkway wall in memory of people who lived by and loved the sea.