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Totem Pole

Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #47 of 184 Attractions in Vancouver
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

During any visit to Vancouver, you should visit Stanley Park and in one small corner is an area dedicated to the Totem Poles carved by the original inhabitants of Canada, the First Nation culture of BC. Its a fascinating piece of history that showcases these marvellous pieces of art in a beautiful setting that is very appropriate. It is definitely... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Amazing piece of art. It's a bit imposing but I liked walking around and taking in the details of the artwork and the uniqueness of each piece. You should see it at least once.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is one of the "must visit" places of Vancouver. Stanley Park is gorgeous and totem poles spot is the focal point of the park. Keep in mind before visiting that it may be crowded, especially on the weekend, with cars and tourist buses taking all parking spots next to the poles. Luckily, within Stanley park you can park and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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