Kwakiutl Bear Pole in Victoria, Canada - Encircle Photos

8 Kwakiutl Bear Pole in Victoria, Canada

There are several First Nations totem poles around central Victoria. This one facing the harbor is the Kwakiutl Bear Pole. It was carved from a 13 foot piece of red cedar in 1966 by Henry Hunt. He was a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw community. These Indigenous people live primarily on Vancouver Island. A sizable collection of totem poles can be admired at Thunderbird Park adjacent to the Royal British Columbia Museum. You will also enjoy seeing Cicero August’s Knowledge Totem in front of the Parliament Buildings.

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Belleville St & Government St, Victoria, BC V8V 2L8, Canada

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