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One is the totems. Lovely artwork and stories about each totem. The "yellow footprint" trail around... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dale H
Osoyoos, Canada

Don’t miss the self guided tour of the totem poles in Duncan, there are footprints to guide you the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 February 2015

This is a really easy self-guided tour where you follow the painted footprints around town. There are signs at each totem pole with information and stories. You can spend as much or as little time walking the tour as you like.

3  Thank Jennuine84
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Sorry. While I applaud this effort, and Duncan is a very pleasant small city worth a visit, the totem poles aren't worth planning your vacation around or going out of your way to visit. Most are short (10' tall or so), although some are very...More

2  Thank johnpE908TO
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All reviews walking tour self guided tour downtown area nice walk train station downtown core small town yellow foot prints tells a story great tour first nations spread out foot steps impressive collection taking pictures easy parking city hall
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One is the totems. Lovely artwork and stories about each totem. The "yellow footprint" trail around town is really unique and easy to follow. Well worth the time to walk this tour if you are in the area. SECOND...... Why does nobody anywhere mention that...More

Thank Dale H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don’t miss the self guided tour of the totem poles in Duncan, there are footprints to guide you the whole way round.

Thank kastrup2016
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I have lived in BC all my life, I learned so much about our First Nations people in BC as well as the symbolism and craftsmanship that went into crafting these totem poles. It is easy to follow, just follow the yellow footprints on the...More

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Loved our stroll through Duncan, following the path of the totem poles. They are magnificent and I loved the details about the carvers and the stories behind the animals chosen for the poles.

Thank SusanMelvin
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped in Duncan to explore the totem poles and wasn't disappointed. There are yellow footprints to follow around the town, each one had a plaque showing who made each one and what they meant. The walk also allows you to view the town

Thank ValChesna
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

I live in city. See it every day Drive by each pole. While shopping. Commuting Living the dream to live the town. And know the artists personally

Thank harvey j
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The totem pole route is fascinating and very well documented. It is an interesting way of learning about history.

Thank Di S
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We really enjoyed following the yellow footsteps around the town and looking at the varied totem poles, there are so many sizes and designs, it really is interesting. We did struggle to find parking as the town was very busy and the signposts a little...More

Thank nikki317
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Stopped on way from Victoria to West Coast. Easy parking, easy to follow the footprints. Nice coffee shops along way. Had a picnic and back on the road. Pleasant hr spent there.

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

If you want to spend a day learning about totem polls and get some exercise this is a fun time. The foot prints make it easy to follow and is great for a family adventure.

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Response from Jennuine84 | Reviewed this property |
There are yellow footprints painted on the ground for people to follow, and detailed descriptions of each totem pole in front of each. I did not see a printed brochure of the route but we didn't feel it was needed. I hope... More