Partial view of Ga'akstalas and Sky chief totem poles. Stanley Park in Vancouver is home to six totem poles located at Brockton Point. Totem poles are monumental sculptures carved by indigenous cultures along the Pacific northwest coast of North America. The word totem is derived from the Ojibwe word odoodem, his totem, his kinship group. Totem poles are carved from trees usually cedars, but mos.