I found this authentic Haida totem pole on my first ride from my new home in Egham.
It was about a 40 minute ride along Christchurch road I think, and quite a nice ride at that.
Then I made it to the big royal park where you are allowed to ride on some of the paths.
Seeing the totem pole on the map I rode to it and found it in about 5 minutes.
The totem pole memorialises the inclusion of British Columbia within the British Colonies.
Haida carvers were brought in some time after its installation to re-touch the paint.
Some German tourists were also there looking at the pole, a whole family discussing and tilting their heads back to take in its height.
The day was fine and cold, perfect for riding.
I stopped on the way back at a small grocery store in Virginia Water and filled up my pannier bags with groceries.
The man in that store was very friendly and Norwegian I think.