Friday, August 19, 2016

Totems at Stanley Park

Stanley Park is an amazing and  huge (1,000 acre!) city park with standard playgrounds, bike trails, a sea wall walking path, rose garden, aquarium, lighthouse, statues and more, much more. We spent our time at the Totem Poles, considered one of the most popular tourist areas in BC. Totem poles are unique to the north west coast of British Colombia and parts of Alaska. Some of the totems in this collection date back to the 1880s. Carved from red cedar, they tell a story or reference an event, perhaps real or mythical.

Vancouver skyline from Stanley Park

1 comment:

Marilyn Miller said...

I do love seeing totems in Victoria at the museum. Now must go to Stanley Park to search for them.