Totem poles are traditional monuments created by the First Nations peoples of the Pacific Northwest that commemorate timeless legends, clan lineages and notable events.
Beautiful works of art, totem poles document fascinating tales through crest figures that represent supernatural beings. You can “read” a totem pole from bottom to top, with the lower symbols and images considered the most important.
There are several spots in Vancouver to study totem poles in detail. Visit the following four attractions, for starters:
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