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Namgis Original Burial Grounds

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An interesting spot!

Just a short stroll down the road from the ferry dock sits the this fascinating burial grounds... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Whistler, Canada
Interesting totem poles

Stop by the Alert Bay Visitor's Centre and pick up their guide to the totem poles of Alert Bay... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Desiree B
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Just a short stroll down the road from the ferry dock sits the this fascinating burial grounds. While you cant walk around the totem poles they are easily viewed from the bordering road.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Stop by the Alert Bay Visitor's Centre and pick up their guide to the totem poles of Alert Bay. Then head to the original burial grounds and use the guide to learn about the poles. It's very interesting to learn about the poles.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Desiree B
Reviewed 25 July 2018

First stop by the Alert Bay Visitors Centre less than 5 minutes from these burial grounds to get the "Totem Poles of Alert Bay" brochure. Then walk to the site and view the poles from the road as no one is allowed to walk through...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

I wish I had the opportunity to come back and do some more photography under different light conditions. Note that one is not allowed to walk around the grounds, but only look and photograph from the street.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gangwarily
Reviewed 18 July 2018

great examples of totems - more than you usually see in an area. Good for photos but limited because you are not allowed to approach but from one/two roads. Literally took 15 minutes to see (and that was long because i took a bunch of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ray B
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Honoured to have had the chance to view this area and respectfully observe. Each marker is impressive including those returning to the earth.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stephoto
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

An unusual yet interesting historical site. A must see when visiting in Alert Bay. Its an easy walk along the boardwalk from the ferry terminal. Please respect the signs and remain across the street as you take your photographs.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Janet H
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We took the ferry from Port McNeill to Alert Bay on the suggestion of a staff member at Kwa'Lilas Hotel. A short distance from the ferry terminal lies the Original 'Namgis burial grounds where, from the road, one can see many varied Totem Poles in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank OntarioAmelia
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Other reviewers have described what you will see very well. To call this an 'attraction' is to do it an injustice; this is a burial grounds. I would advise going to the U'mista Cultural Centre first, so that you will learn a bit about what...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kimb0lini
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Best view from across the road, as to respect the traditional site. Excellent display of poles... old and recent. Beautiful carvings. Worth the walk. Cheers

Date of experience: January 2018
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