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Niagara Totem Pole and Wood Carving Park - Niagara Falls, Ontario
Posted by: seaglass8
N 43° 07.528 W 079° 03.924
17T E 657366 N 4776564
Quick Description: This park has 600 hand carved totem poles.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 2/25/2012 1:37:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMDV4A
This amazing park overlooks the Gorge in Niagara Falls. It is called the Niagara Totem Pole & Wood-Carving Park. This park is an all season park that opened in June 2006. It holds 600 hand-carved totem poles, and is known to be North America's largest collection of one-of-a-kind totem poles.
The owner and carver himself is usually on site, Frank Kim, and gives demonstrations several days a week. He spent quite a bit of time with me and my family when I visited and explained a lot about his carvings. He carves everything including Dora, Spiderman, soldiers and animals.
Please note that parking is free, but there is a charge to enter the park.
The trees used are collected from those that have fallen or died in Niagara Parks, while others have been bought from local Mennonite communities.
Type of wood carving: Combination of carving tools
Artist's Name: Frank Kim
Approximate size/height: 600 statues, ranging in size. Some are seven feet tall.
Other type: Not listed
Type of wood: Not listed
All logs must be the result of an actual visit to the wooden carving.
"Visited" only remarks will not be accepted.