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Totem Pole

Address: Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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$66*
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Ranked #42 of 150 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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82 reviews 82 reviews
70 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It's a nice place actually a water front We loved walking around during spring time It's a lovely city with it's different parks and coasts

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The totem poles are conveniently located in the park and each has a plaque to explain their story. They are right by the aquarium which was perfect for stop #2.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

It may be nice if you have lived in a cave for your whole life and haven't seen a totem before, but this one is not special in any way. Just a few totems, next to a toilet and a gift shop. However its on the way when walking along the seawall, so stopoing there for a photo is maybe... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you are in stanley park.. its worth a view. Good descriptions and a place for good photo opps :) For my 1st viewing of totem poles.. i was quite impressed. The totems are right next to a refreshment stand and the horse drawn carriages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

To hang out in while you are going to Stanley Park. Great location for some photos as well. There is a little shop nearby it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Inside of Stanley park. Great collection of native totem I have ever seen. Gift shop is located nearby. Fee for parking. Worth stopping by.

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Well, they are totem poles. once you have seen one in Canada, you have seen them all. Not that impressive and nothing else there to see. It is near the pickup for the horse drawn tram. Take a ride on that instead as it is far more enjoyable and you will see the park in any easy fun way

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Wanted to see these before I got to Vancouver was wasn't disappointed. They were amazing and the information display about each pole and the history of the people was great and very informative. Well worth the walk and time to read the information.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Nice examples of First Nation carvings from the Pacific Northwest. It was interesting to read the background information and learning about the totem poles and their meanings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Not quite what I was expecting to see in Vancouver but still an interesting small selection of totem poles. Popular with tourists and locals alike.

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