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Vancouver Sights

Totem poles

  • Brockton Point Map It
  • Stanley Park
  • Native American Site

Updated 04/25/2012

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Totem poles are an important art form among native peoples along British Columbia's coast. These nine poles—eight carved in the latter half of the 20th century, and one created in 2009—include replicas of poles originally brought to the park from the north coast in the 1920s, as well as poles carved specifically for the park by First Nations artists. The several styles of poles represent a cross section of B.C. native groups, including the Kwakwaka'wakw, Haida, and Nisga'a. The combination of carved animals, fish, birds, and mythological creatures represents clan history. An information center near the site has a snack bar, a gift shop, and information about B.C.'s First Nations.

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Brockton Point, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Updated 04/25/2012

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