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Duncan Totem Poles

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Address: Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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City of Totems.Duncan.

We have lived in this area in total for over 20years. The Totems used to be on display along each side of the Trans Canada Highway going through Duncan they looked very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2014
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Duncan, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We have lived in this area in total for over 20years. The Totems used to be on display along each side of the Trans Canada Highway going through Duncan they looked very majestic.. Now they have been moved into the town of Duncan, grouped together in many places, i.e. the Old Train Station Museum, in park areas, beside the Seniors... More 

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Lake Cowichan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Learn about the first nation culture and history and take the Duncan totem's tour by yourself or with a group

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

There are many,many Totems,on a nice day it is a very nice walk The carving and the colours are outstanding.The only dislike is waiting to take a picture as all the people want to be in and take pictures.

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Courtenay, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

If you haven't seen many Totem Poles before this will be a fun outing. They are all so different ones and beautifully handcrafted. I've never really explored Duncan, just stopped to see the totem poles. There are so many and the town is so cute. If driving through the area you must stop and take a look.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

This is a very fun thing to do if you find yourself in Duncan (can't imagine why...). The walking tour is very straight forward- just follow the yellow footprints on the sidewalk. I never felt that the totems became repetitive, as each was highly unique. Each totem includes information on its meaning and some biographical background on its artist. At... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Brand new signs give lots of information regarding the amazing totem poles. Easy to follow the yellow footprints and the route is not very long.

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Bad Orb, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

This was my third trip to Duncan and i like it so much. A wonderfull place to stay, to wonder and to enjoy. So it was not my last visit!

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Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stopped in Duncan just for lunch, but ended up walking around to view and read about the totems that are spread throughout the downtown area. It's a fun exercise to figure out what they represent, and then check with the posted information to see how close you come.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

You will enjoy taking pictures of the town with most totem poles. They are of course relatively new but great this town had the idea to honor this native heritage art

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Free walking tours with abbreviated legend of totems are provided hourly starting at 10 a.m from May to September at the Train Station. The First Nations guide is informative with the legends according to the carver of the totem. Other legends exist. There is a written explanation at each totem as well as a map for a self-guided tour. The... More 

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