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Gitanyow Totem Poles

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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Outstanding Example of Totem Poles

The Gitanyow Community has an outstanding collection of original totem poles. However, the... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Washington, DC
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Rich culture but not offering interpretation

We stopped to view the amazing assortment of totem poles at this site. However, the museum is... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Whitehorse, Canada
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  • Average51%
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6 Jul 2018
“Outstanding Example of Totem Poles”
2 Sep 2018
“Rich culture but not offering interpretation”
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| Gitanyow, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

We stopped to view the amazing assortment of totem poles at this site. However, the museum is closed and does not appear to have been open recently. Interpretation by an elder or a member of the First Nation telling the story and place of totem...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KobyCanada
Reviewed July 24, 2018

The place is trashed with garbage, tall grass, broken down cars and the museum is closed indefinitely. There is no pride in showing these amazing carvings. Stop anyway because it is so close to the highway but I wished the upkeep would improve a bit....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike5466
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

The Gitanyow Community has an outstanding collection of original totem poles. However, the co-located museum has been closed for two years and there is no explanations available to help understand the meaning of the poles and how to read them. They are still worth a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

If you need a rest, this is worth pulling off the highway a few miles to see the many totem poles which are culturally interesting. The road back to them is good and we were able to easily park our big rig with tow car...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Adventure-Us2
Reviewed August 2, 2017

Could've spent all day there walking among the poles and soaking in the peacefulness. The scenery was beautiful as were the poles. None of the buildings were open except for the gas bar but we still thoroughly enjoyed exploring the site.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Lorelei D
Reviewed April 20, 2017

The Gitanyow totems are truly a sight to behold. Carved of cedar, the poles "proclaim the owner's clan status and inherited family traditions," as noted on the information plaque on site. To get to them, you do have to take a slight detour off the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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