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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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  • A path trampled describes the squirrel path and is distributed in the city centre so that before getting to all Poles and has the description of this
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  • I had lots of fun walking around following these feet steps!!! They will take you all around where the totems are! Beautiful!!!!!  more »
  • En route from Victoria to Tofino we stopped in Duncan. And ... that has made our holiday extra special. You can easily (and cheap, $2) parking and the town is worth a stopover of a good snack. Of course we have the route along the totem poles. That is a special experience, through the yellow footsteps you'll pass several works of art. But what has hit us above all is the short visit to the museum. Of the employees there we have very many nice ' like-a-local-tips '. They have shared with us the most beautiful places and that has brought a lot of our short time on Vancouver Island. For example: the tip to through the ocean-side-route to drive (instead of the highway; the ocean side is marked with blue signs), a visit to Coombs and to there above all to the story ' goat on the roof '. It handles the most wonderful stories! Furthermore, the visit to wickaninnish inn (restaurant on Pacific between Tofino and Uclelet in); a great place with 240 degree view of the Pacific ... and so on. The museum in Duncan is also worth it, but the contact with the staff has a special place in our heart. It has our time in Canada really ' being '.
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