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Totem Pole

Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #49 of 185 attractions in Vancouver
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Really good artwork feature in Stanley Park, which gives an excellent sense of the pre-european/asian First Nation culture of the British Columbia. The totem poles are out of reach, probably to prevent kids climbing them (I know I would have if I could). There are descriptive panels for each pole, showing what each stacked animal is, and a little of... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a classic tourist spot in Stanley Park, with wide stretches of grass. It's a perfect spot to throw down a blanket and enjoy a sunny afternoon. If you like planes, there is pretty steady sea plane traffic coming over the park to land in Vancouver right in front of you.

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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very impressive and unique creations that help give insight and understanding of the First Nation culture. Definitely worth the stop if your on Stanley Island or planning a trip there.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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66 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The totem poles are easily accessible in Stanley Park and well signposted from the sea wall. There seems to be parking near by and ample space to leave a bike as well. The poles themselves are a collection showcasing the talent of the carvers who made them, representing many different figures from First Nation culture. The colours are vibrant and... More

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McKinney, Texas
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29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you are going to take a tour around Stanley Park, definitely make a stop at the Totem Poles at least to say you've been there. Each is an impressive and unique work of art from the lovely Pacific Northwest.

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Montreal, Canada
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64 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Totem Pole area of Stanley Park is definitely a good place to see lots of totem poles and learn about their meaning. I remember that we used to be able to go up and touch them, but now there are ropes and you are only able to stand a few feet away to take pictures. There are more impressive... More

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Pace, Florida
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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There are a handful of totems in the park. They are interesting to look at but don't go out of your way as their isn't a lot to look at. Parking is easily assessable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The first time I saw the totems in Stanley Park (2003), you were able to stand right next to them - touch them and feel tiny against them. The few times I have been since then, They have been slightly relocated and roped off. That is the only reason it has 4 stars and not 5. They are colourful and... More

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Los Angeles
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a must see stop in Stanley Park. It is a worthwhile exhibit, but know haft these totem poles are replicas made in the 1980's, yet still have much historical and cultural interest. Also check out the UBC museum for a quite extensive totem pole museum.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

In Vancouver, Stanley Park is a MUST. There is so much to see & do. The First Nations Totem Poles are really amazing. You cannot look at them, without appreciating the talent & craftsmanship involved. Each is unique & there are several. Kids & adults alike will enjoy them. There's a little gift shop, close by. If you purchase a... More

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