The Wakas Pole
The Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec proudly houses the world's largest indoor totem pole collection. Upon entering the Grand Hall, standing in front of a white clapboard façade, you will find this striking beauty: the Wakas Pole that dates back to the 1890's. Named after Chief Wakas, a nineteenth-century descendant of the Owikeno and Nimpkish peoples of the central coastline of British Columbia (Western Canada), the carved figures on the pole represent members of the Chief's family. For specific details about this totem, please click here.