There are two totem poles on Songhees point, one of which is pictured above. Oddly enough, whenever I see totem poles here lately I am reminded of South Korea, where I worked for a year some time ago. While moving around the country I several times saw collections of what at first glance appeared to be totem poles near the entrances to villages or small towns. The resemblance between these Korean poles and our local totem poles is striking though it is quite superficial. You can see many examples of the Korean poles HERE.
Situated on the far west coast of Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Its benign climate (the warmest winters in Canada) and placid lifestyle make it a favorite retirement location as well as a popular tourist destination. About 400,000 people live in Victoria and adjacent communities. Click the photos to see them larger!