July 27, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
New Hazelton, Historic & Heritage Sites
Kispiox Village, located about 18km north
of New Hazelton, is home to 15 totem poles ranging in age up to 160 years old.
The rushing water of the Skeena River provides an eerie song as one wanders
through the totem poles and curiously imagines the stories the crests on the
One cannot help but feel the history of the people who lived here
and treaded the same ground amongst the poles to admire the work of a carver
and the story of their history. In present day, one can lay one’s hands upon
the poles and touch the skilfully, thoughtfully, and passionately carved crests
that range up to 160 years of age.
It is an incredible feeling to be able to
tangibly touch a huge part of Canadian west coast heritage. Each pole in
Kispiox is diverse and a must see while you are visiting the Hazeltons!