Hope Todd

Hope Todd

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    Where can I see totems near Vancouver?

    Stanley Park right in the city has a few set up on display. Another touristy venue that would have some put up for display would be the Capilano Suspension Bridge on the north shore of Vancouver. For authentic totem poles put up in there original locations many years ago, you would probably have to go to the Queen Charlotte Islands, also known now as Haida Gwai. That's where artist Emily Carr had to find them in the last century. If you see them in Vancouver proper, they're probably put up as a touristy thing and not authentic to this region. I lived in Duncan for many years and whereas native stuff might be more authentic there, there is really not much to see in the way of totems. A few scattered around town - again purposely put new. Also, the town of Duncan would take you more than 4 hours to get to (including ferry ride of 2.5 hours). And there is NOTHING in this town. You would only want to spend your15 minutes there if you are going through Duncan while on Vancouver Island for some other reason. UBC has a very good Museum of Anthropology with most emphasis being on First Nations - go there. And it's right in Vancouver! about 7 years ago

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    Im thinking of traveling to Vancouver with three teenagers. What fun activities would you recommend?

    Teenage boys or girls? I ask because whereas the girls may like to know where some vintage clothing stores are - the boys might hate those shops. about 7 years ago

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    Where is the nicest hotel to stay in Seattle?

    The Hyatt Olive 8 is where we usually stay. Situated just eight blocks from Pike Place market. Shopping and restaurants right outside the front door. For shows, the Paramount is across the street and the really charming Fifth Avenue Theatre is just a couple of blocks away. Rooms are generously sized. Staff consistently helpful. over 7 years ago