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Totem Pole

Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #50 of 184 attractions in Vancouver
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Montreal, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
59 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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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Merthyr Tydfil
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226 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Located in Stanley Park and very interesting. Too far for my mother to walk from the Aquarium so we took an hours horse and tram ride and you were allowed to get off and take photographs here. Worth a visit, toilets and shop here as well.

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Vancouver, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Totem Pole is definitely a symbol of Stanley Park, if not of Vancouver, and a sure-fire attraction with out-of-town tourists. It gets a little crowded if you wish to take a personal picture - you may have to take a few pictures and use a good photo editing software package to get a clean result - but it does... More

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The totem poles at Stanley Park are a cross-section of the kinds and styles of memorial poles found all along the coast of British Columbia. A must-see exhibit, along with the poles at the Museum of Anthropology at UBC.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you go to british columbia, you have to see totem poles! Inside stanley park, you get an oppotunity to see totem poles! There are a variety of different ones and well maintained. Totem poles are bright in colours and nice. Good way to see totem poles in vancouver. I wished that there were more and spread out. They are... More

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Longwood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We went to the Totem Pole and enjoyed the locals working on the carvings. It was an education in the making of a traditional totem. Great history.

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