Vancouver is known as an urban centre surrounded by the natural beauty of the ocean, mountains and wildlife.
It's hard to walk through a Vancouver neighbourhood without seeing a squirrel; they are the city's unofficial mascot and embody many of the city's characteristics. They are social and playful, but are concurrently considerate and mindful of the future.
The circular manhole cover and flowing illustrated elements reinforce the endless connection between Vancouver's urban and natural environments. The design represents a balanced, sustainable ecosystem.