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In Stanley Park, just off the seawall and beside the Brockton Oval cricket pitch, lie eight totem poles. These totems are one of the most-visited tourist attractions in all of BC!. I decided to visit the site at night to try and set up something a little different for the picture.


These totem poles are wonderful pieces of BC First Nations artistry. Four of the original totems were from Alert Bay on Vancouver Island; additional pieces were from the Queen Charlotte Islands and Rivers Inlet on the central coast of BC.


Because many of the original totems were carved as early as the 1880s, they have been sent to museums for preservation. The totems you see at Brockton Point today are new ones commissioned or loaned to the park between 1986 and 1992. I believe the area also underwent a renovation around 2001 when the pond was added.


Stanley Park is one of the most beautiful parts of Vancouver. You can find more information below:


Shot with a Canon 5d and 17-40L


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Taken on April 1, 2012