Vancouver’s Olympian totem poles

The Olympics have reminded me of one of my biggest travel regrets – not joining Wessel when he went to Vancouver Island, British Columbia in 2004 on business (translation: free digs!).  I was just too gosh-darn busy. He raved then about the assortment of totem poles he saw all over the place, especially in Thunderbird Park in Victoria and in Duncan, City of Totems. Here are a few of his favorites:

Totem poles in Thunderbird Park in downtown Victoria on Vancouver Island

Thunderbird Park is devoted to the poles. Left, Empress Hotel in background.

Totem pole on banks of the Cowichan River in Duncan, BC

Duncan, the City of Totems, is home to over 80 totem poles

Duncan, the City of Totems, is home to over 80 totem poles

Detail of right totem pole in photo above

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One Response to “Vancouver’s Olympian totem poles”

  1. Marianne Page Says:

    admired the Totem Poles in Seattle – got an education in the meaning of carvings from a Native in Museum – on a visit last year!

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