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Duncan Totem Poles

Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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Over 40 totems!

visited Duncan's totems while on an organised bus tour. Susan guided us through the little city... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Suzanne L
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Well carved and maintained

Spread throughout the city (and it's not a big place) these symbols of family and clan show the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vancouver Island, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

visited Duncan's totems while on an organised bus tour. Susan guided us through the little city explaining the various themes presented on the extraordinary totems. Saw the thunderbirds eagles whales and salmons. Regretfully I did not pick up a brochure describing all the totems. We...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Spread throughout the city (and it's not a big place) these symbols of family and clan show the carving skills of a number of local artists.

Thank CM J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on this town and found the totem poles spread along a downtown street to be well done and interesting. They seem mostly to be done by contemporary BC artists, except possibly for one at the end of the street that is carved from...More

Thank VAtraveller_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Duncan for the afternoon while staying in Victoria. We went to the tourist information centre and were greeted by two lovely ladies who advised on a cafe and the route to walk the Totem Poles. Apart from the Totem Poles there isn't a...More

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the totems are quite impressive, they are basically only there to give the town a reason for tourists to visit. One of the larger totems dates back as far as 2012! Yes a whole 5 years ago!

Thank Robin E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This collection of poles is impressive. They are spread out around the core of downtown with yellow footprints on the pavement to lead you from one to another. As you walk you also experience the shops along the way. My friend and I stopped for...More

Thank RestlessFeet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love totem poles, you cannot miss Duncan! It's a lovely city with almost a totem everywhere! Before starting your totem tour, I suggest to visit the Information Centre to get a map of their locations, so you won't miss anyone! Otherwise, simply follow...More

Thank Basky68
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 10 August 2017 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 9 August 2017

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
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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