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Duncan Totem Poles

Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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These have been here for many years but they're next to the old train station, many parking space... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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I had lots of fun walking around following these feet steps!!! They will take you all around where... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Victoria, British Columbia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

These have been here for many years but they're next to the old train station, many parking space right in front. They just don't belong there, even though they are authentic. They're basically the only attraction to an otherwise horrible town. Don't bother stopping, the...More

Thank J372VXchristopherm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had lots of fun walking around following these feet steps!!! They will take you all around where the totems are! Beautiful!!!!!

Thank Agnery
Reviewed 1 week ago

These are just outstanding ad may be the best collection anywhere. They are well marked and easy to find with great write ups about each oe and they are free.

Thank birtleman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Totem poles on the West Coast originally designated relationships, history and the prestige attached to the owner. These poles were part of an initiative to increase tourism, similar to the murals in Chemainus and the tallest totem pole in Victoria (now shortened for safety). Artists...More

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting Vancouver Island be sure to visit the downtown area do the totem pole tour. During the summer months a free walking tour is available hourly during the afternoon. This tour is most informative. The guide takes time to explain the various meanings of...More

Thank happytravelorDuncan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a neat place! Totem poles everywhere, with such great history. The museum also offers a guided tour.

Thank helenclarko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a pretty little town. The totem pole walk is a great way to see the town. Distinct shop buildings with some lovely shops. Shame we went on a Sunday as not all the shops were open. Old photographs around the town provide a great...More

Thank 423Claire423
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Provided much more insights, history and knowledge of Totems than tourist attractions like Butchart Gardens

Thank ydalwrig
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Duncan is a beautiful city about an hour's drive north of British Columbia's capital, Victoria, on Vancouver Island. It's the home of the world famous Cowichan sweater and is known as the City of Totems. There are many beautiful totem poles scattered around the downtown...More

1  Thank Swj229
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I actually live in Duncan and when you see the work that is involved in creating the totem the carvers can really feel proud to have their work so widely displayed. Good on you city planners of Duncan

Thank Jim M
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19 March 2015|
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Response from Jennifer B | 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