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Duncan Totem Poles, Duncan
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A vital part of any tour of the city, Duncan Totem Poles represent and honor the native Cowichan Tribe. Erected in the 1980s and numbering around 80, these ornate, colorful wooden totem poles each represent an allegorical part of the tribe's traditions, including the chiefs, nature, wealth, and family. Take a self-guided walking tour of the totems starting at the railway station (or any point, really), following the yellow footprints on the sidewalk that lead the way. Add Duncan Totem Poles and other attractions to your Duncan trip itinerary using our Duncan tour planner.
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  • Downtown Duncan is a pretty town with several interesting shops. It is worth turning off the highway and parking for a walk through the downtown and looking at the many totems. The downtown totems all...  more »
  • If you are interested in learning about the heritage in this community and Native cultures in general, studying the Duncan totem poles is a very good start. Each of the totems have a plaque that expla...  more »
  • Definitely a fun place to stop. Beautiful totem poles, and nice to the binnenstadje to go!
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