Kwakiutl Bear Pole

In front of the ferry terminal building in Horseshoe Bay you’ll find this Haida-style totem pole carved from Western red cedar. It’s one of nineteen poles that constitute the Route of the Totems, a 1966 centennial initiative. A full-sized grizzly bear peers out between the adult bear’s ears, with a human wearing a chief’s hat squatting against the bear’s torso.

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Artist: Tony Hunt
Created: 1966
Location: in front of Ferry Terminal Building, Horseshoe Bay
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