Centennial Totem Pole

Year: 
1958
Short Description: 
Martin/Hunt pole located in in Kitsilano

The Centennial Totem Pole was carved by Mungo Martin with his son David and nephew Henry Hunt. It is 100 feet (30.5 meters) high, representing one foot for each year of the province’s colonial history to 1958. It displays ten crests of the Kwakiutl clans. Each crest represents the clan's mythical ancestor, often shown in animal form before becoming men. The totem pole is replica of an original in Windsor Great Park in Berkshire, England, and was commissioned by the Province of BC that was presented to Queen Elizabeth.

Added to the Arts Map as part of the 2017/18 Public Arts Blitz. Suggestions/corrections? Email: artsmap@fpcc.ca

Artwork Location: 
Canada
49° 16' 37.4448" N, 123° 8' 51.5292" W
CA