Totems and Wineries

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Jul 16th, 2003, 04:12 PM
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Totems and Wineries

I'd like to know what are some good wineries to visit on Vancouver Island and where shoud we go to see totem poles?
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Jul 16th, 2003, 05:48 PM
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If you will be in Victoria, Thunderbird Park, located only a couple of blocks up from the harbor area is a great little park. Any tourist map will show it. I was there last summer and while my wife and older son were waiting in line for a seat in a restarant across the street, I took my 8-year-old into the park. I got some great shots of him playing "totem" around them. It's a small park with 8-10 totems or so. If you will be in Vancouver, Stanley Park has some, too, including the tallest totem in the world - quite impressive! Have fun!
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Jul 16th, 2003, 07:54 PM
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There is usually carving going on at Thunderbird Park as well. Some old totems are in an enclosed case by the museum cafeteria. Inside the museum is a bighouse replica, plus masks and other artifacts. Beacon Hill Park has one tall totem.
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Jul 17th, 2003, 04:55 AM
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Most of the wineries on Vancouver Island are in the Cowichan Valley area which is about an hours drive north of Victoria (around Duncan).
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Jul 17th, 2003, 05:42 AM
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Duncan is also an excellent place to see totems and find Cowichan sweaters.
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