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Duncan Totem Poles, Duncan
(4.3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Duncan is a wonderful place to see a huge array of totem poles. they are really amazing carving to see up close. 
  • Tons of totems to see and the walk is well documented with yellow steps painted on the sidewalks. Well worth a visit to the original downtown of Duncan. 
  • The Duncan Totem Poles are a very well curated display of historic and current Cowichan First Nation history and culture. It is tucked away behind the cultural centre on the banks of the Cowichan Rive...  more »