Totem Poles, Vancouver

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Admire the artistry of Totem Poles, a collection of nine separate First Nations totems set in an attractive and accessible location. Tall, colorful, and strikingly carved, the totems tell their own story, as distinct in message as they appear in design. Head to the onsite visitor center to learn about the meanings behind each structure, as well as the overall history of totem poles among indigenous peoples. Carved by people from Haida Gwaii, Alert Bay, and the Squamish Nation, the artworks date back as far as the late 1880s. The collection began in the 1920s and has been added to at particular junctures since, to celebrate anniversaries and other events. By using our Vancouver trip planner , you can arrange your visit to Totem Poles and other attractions in Vancouver.
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  • We visited these as part of a walk around Stanley park, both the walk and visiting the totem poles are worth doing!  more »
  • Excellent presentation of aboriginal history. The poles are amazing, but the interpretation signs give so much valuable texture to it all. Important in these days of reconciliation. Long time Vancouve...  more »
  • Within Stanley Park, are works of art made by native Canadians. Colorful and full of meanings, are images that are part of the postal cards from Canada. With verteza worth the visit, besides the view of the region is fantastic.
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  • It's cool, but you owe it to yourself to go to the Museum of Anthropology in addition to this. Perhaps because of the age of the ones in the museum or because the museam's are much larger, but these here on the park can't even begin to hold a candle to the awe inspiring nature of the others. Nevertheless, it's cool to see them in full color. And they really are quite lovely.
  • Very good place to go spend time by yourself and take a look on some local totems made by the first nation while looking to the ocean! Beautiful!
  • Awesome with the trees giving the fall colors. Glad I made the stop to check them out. The whole park is pretty cool and can be driven around entirely to see a bunch of cool stuff. Totem poles were pretty cool
  • Nice park, great colorful totem poles, learned about the early cultures that help shape Vancouver. Walk northeast through the park to lands end to the lighthouse, wonder views of Lion’s Bridge and the landscape
  • Even on a rainy day, the poles (the word totem comes from Europe) have this mystique and ambiance that brings you back in time. What an appropriate symbol for Vancouver and the West coast.
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