Gitanyow Totem Poles

Situated in Gitanyow (Kitwancool) is the historic village, home to some of the oldest-known and largest collection of totem poles in British Columbia.

Highlighted by famous Canadian painter, Emily Carr, in 1928, the totem poles at Gitanyow Historic Village and Interpretive Centre bring you close and personally into First Nation heritage and folklore. 

Although many of the original totem poles have been taken from Gitanyow (Kitwancool) and preserved at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria and replaced with replicas, many have stayed in place including the "Hole in the Ice" totem, erected circa 1850.

Marvel at the craftsmanship and feel the aboriginal spirit and history coming from the many artifacts that are presented at the centre including artwork, carving sheds and an ancient graveyard.

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