Son-of-a-Gun, we were not going to let the soggy weather keep us down!!
The Totem Poles at Duncan
When we were here in 2007, Duncan was a place we kind of missed. The weather was horrible (worse than this year) and the Cowican Village was not really open. I slogged around in the mud through a few buildings but never really spent as much time there as I wanted to.
So the next sunny day we went to Duncan. When we stopped into the Visitor Information Centre for a map of the totem poles, they told us that the Village had been closed down.
So much for that idea. But we did manage to wander around and capture some of the 80 or so Totem Poles throughout downtown Duncan.
Cedar Woman and Man
The Friendship Pole
Sea and Sky
Transformation in Life
The Totem Pole collection is on traditional Quw’usun’ (Cowichan people) lands. According to their oral tradition the Cowichan people have lived on this land since the beginning of time. Quw'utsun' in the local Hul'q'umi'num language means ‘sun warming the back’.
Duncan is known as the ‘City of Totems’ is an on-going project to develop the largest outdoor collection of publically displayed Totem Poles.