The Stanley Park Totem Poles at Brockton Point are one of BC’s most visited tourist attractions. These towering monuments are brought to life through First Nations artistry and are one of the most recognizable cultural symbols of Western Canada. Since the 1920s, the Vancouver Parks Board has been collecting intricately carved totem poles from remote locations in BC. Enjoy other First Nations art including “Raven: Spirit of Transformation” which was constructed from a Douglas Fir stump that was left after the 2006 windstorm that devastated Stanley Park.
Experience Stanley Park Totem Poles as part of these tour(s):
We’ve compiled a list of our most common questions and some fun facts. Still have questions? We can help! Give us a call at 604-451-1600.
Did you know?
- The word totem came from the Ojibwe word odoodem meaning “his kinship group”.
- Some of the totem poles were carved in the late 1880s and have been replaced with replicas so the originals could be sent to museums for preservation.