- 1:00 PM
- Stanley Park
Tour Leader: Vickie Jensen
Stanley Park’s totem poles first began attracting visitors and locals in the 1920s. Today with over 3.5 million visitors each year, they are the #1 tourist destination in the entire province. Join author/photographer Vickie Jensen for a guided tour of the totem poles of Brockton Point. Discover the whys and hows of totem pole carving, the artistic culture of the Northwest Coast peoples, the controversial history of this amazing art form in the park and the newest additions of Salish art.
The field trip will be given by Vickie Jensen, who has spent over 40 years photographing and documenting totem poles. Her most recent book, TOTEM POLES AND THE LURE OF STANLEY PARK, is available for sale ($14.95) at the gift shop at Brockton Point.
Where: Brockton Point totem poles in Stanley Park (paid parking available right at the totem poles). Meet near the totem poles, at the covered shelter between the Legends of the Moon gift shop on the left and the washrooms on the right. Note: There will be some walking. In case of rain, bring your umbrella!
When: Saturday, June 24
Time: 1:00 PM.
NOTE: The VHS field trips are a benefit for membership in the Vancouver Historical Society and open only to members unless there is additional space available. If there is space available, non-members can attend but will be charged $10. To attend members must sign up beforehand at firstname.lastname@example.org. If that is not possible phone Bob McDonald@604-827-3622.