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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
 

Kwakiutl Bear Pole

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 20, 2014
1. Kwakiutl Bear Pole Marker
Inscription.  

Project of Native Indians' Participation Centennial Sub-Committee
to commemorate
the Union in 1866 of the colonies
on Vancouver Island and the mainland as
British Columbia

Kwakiutl Bear Pole
carved by
Mr. Henry Hunt of Kwawkewlth Indian Band at Victoria, B.C.
Log donated by MacMillan, Bloedel and Powell River, Limited.

 
Erected 1966.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 48° 25.248′ N, 123° 22.154′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is at the intersection of Belleville Street and Government Street, on the right when traveling west on Belleville Street. Marker and Pole are along the Inner Harbor. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tsukuba (a few steps from this marker); Fort Victoria (a few steps from this marker); To Our Glorious Dead
Kwakiutl Bear Pole and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 20, 2014
2. Kwakiutl Bear Pole and Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Emily Carr (within shouting distance of this marker); The Netherlands Carillon / History of the Carillon (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. James Cook, R.N. (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Knowledge Totem (about 120 meters away); The Parade of Ships (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 490 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 14, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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