Duncan Totem Poles, Duncan

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Monument · Tourist Spot
A vital part of any tour of the city, Duncan Totem Poles represent and honor the native Cowichan Tribe. Erected in the 1980s and numbering around 80, these ornate, colorful wooden totem poles each represent an allegorical part of the tribe's traditions, including the chiefs, nature, wealth, and family. Take a self-guided walking tour of the totems starting at the railway station (or any point, really), following the yellow footprints on the sidewalk that lead the way. Arrange to visit Duncan Totem Poles and other attractions in Duncan using our Duncan holiday planning tool.
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  • So many totem poles around the town , nice to learn about the indigenous community . very peaceful town . people so friendly .  more »
  • The totem poles were quite cool to see. Each one had a story with it and there was lots to learn. The walk was roughly 15 minutes through Duncan’s downtown and was very easy to follow thanks to the...  more »
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