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“Go see this. Why come to Port Alberni and miss everything Nuu-Chah-Nulth?”

Nuu-Chah-Nulth Whaling Canoe Sculpture
Victoria, Canada
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Go see this. Why come to Port Alberni and miss everything Nuu-Chah-Nulth?”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

It's an impressive sculpture. I am not sure about the Nuu-Chah-Nulth traditions but other Native cultures let their sculptures eventually return to the earth and they aren't supposed to be maintained.

Visited March 2014
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Port Alberni
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58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Sadly, this site is not maintained, so the experience is not what it could be”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We went to see this exhibit because we had heard about one of the carvers. It was a disappointment to see the glass surrounding the exhibit: very dirty. Someone has thrown a beer can into the area and it rests on the knees of one of the Native whalers- very sad. The area inside the exhibit does not look like it has had any maintenance in a very long time.

How sad: this is an exhibit of great importance - it is being treated like it has no value.

Visited September 2013
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Port Alberni, Canada
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Huge sculpture”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

Incredible craftsmanship of the canoe sculpture. Very realistic and captured the movements very well. Unfortunately due to the structure the sculpture is encased in, I did not get the full effect of the dramatic spearing of the whale however,. I did like what I could see.
CG

Visited July 2013
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Port Alberni, Canada
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice wooden sculpture near the Quay”
Reviewed 20 February 2013 via mobile

It is a wooden sculpture of First Nations hunting for whale. It is outside under cover and is free to look at.

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