Gitanyow Village Totems

Gitanyow, formally named Kitwancool is a historic village and home to a variety of very old totem poles. Situated in North West British Columbia, Canada, this piece of history was brought to light by painter Emily Carr in 1928.

Many of the original totem poles have been removed from the village and preserved at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. Those that are on display in the museum have been replaced in the village with replicas for travelers to see. The craftsmanship of these aboriginal works of art truly embraces the intended spirit for which they were made.

At the Gitanyow Historic Village and Interpretive Centre, you will find many historical artifacts including an ancient graveyard, artwork and carving sheds.