The Totem Pole at the Canada Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase was in dire need of an update. Disney decided to take the update two steps further. Epcot’s Canada Pavilion has added not one, but two, new Totem Poles in addition to repainting, and refurbishing, the original.
The first new Totem Pole stands proudly at the top of the accessibility ramp where it meets the top of the staircase. It looks magnificent and its placement does not block the view of the main Canada building.
The second totem pole is set a bit further back near the second set of stairs leading up to the main Canada Pavilion building. When I spoke with a Cast Member at the Canada Pavilion, she referred to the area housing the two new totem poles as the “garden area.”
The new Totem Poles were hand carved and painted by Northwest Coast Tsimshian Artist David Boxley. We were sad to discover that we missed the Totem Pole Dedication Ceremony this weekend. The original Totem Pole looks splendid now that it has been refurbished, repainted and updated. The paint has brightened up its look for sure and the two additional Totem Poles have maintained similar color schemes as well.
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