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Amazing totems a walk around town

A very unique small town with a totem tour downtown in the old town a very enjoyable walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cobble Hill
Easy access to many totems

The totems are all wonderful and each one has a plaque with a description of the torem and noting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very unique small town with a totem tour downtown in the old town a very enjoyable walk around with amazing old buildings with flowers and trees and of course totems all carved by local artists

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The totems are all wonderful and each one has a plaque with a description of the torem and noting the artist/carveer. The last in the trail is worth seeing just for its girth.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Barry G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Great collection of Totem Poles in excellent condition and within easy walking distance. A must see for all ages.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kent C
Reviewed May 14, 2019

initially could not find any totem poles but once i realised that the yellow foot prints led us on the totem tour, it became fun to see how varied the different totem poles were. Scattered around the town and all individual.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank sam r
Reviewed April 3, 2019

We came for the raptor center and the totems. The totems were really weak. The downtown shopping was really weak and strangely organized. I would not return for the totems, it seemed to be a marketing gimmick.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

Will be going back in the summer. Lovely town, great restaurants, traffic is easy to negotiate. Island life is great.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

Duncan's tourism slogan is "The City of Totems". There are 80 totem poles around the entire town, which by the way, claims to be the smallest town in British Columbia. All Totems are copyrighted and anybody using the photos of any totem for commercial purpose...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank reginafug
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Walk around this lovely little town--the walking tour takes you past many shops and eateries. Very clean with loads of charm

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

I believe there are upwards of 82 totems on the streets of Duncan the city of Totems. Each one carved by local First Nation/native indian to represent, history through stories carved in local red cedar trees. A more beautiful educational site you will never see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

A clearly marked path around Duncan takes you on a tour of the totem poles. Every pole has an explanation of it's meaning and also a history of the artist who carved it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from Jennuine84 | Reviewed this property |
There are yellow footprints painted on the ground for people to follow, and detailed descriptions of each totem pole in front of each. I did not see a printed brochure of the route but we didn't feel it was needed. I hope... More