The Totem Pole

The real thing.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail’
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hello!  My name is Danielle Simms and I am the owner/operator of The Totem Pole.  We're located in a small northern town, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.  however make no mistake , we're by no means small.  We ship our  beautiful pieces all over North America with hopes to one day ship world wide!

 We stand for quality and service.  We pride ourselves on finding unique, authentic, Canadian made and hand made pieces. Our mission is to 'keep it real' and to exceed customer expectations with both our service and our products.  

The Totem Pole was established 30 years ago by my parents, Ron & Carol Simms.   Years later it was then sold to Jan Boyer who continued to grow the shop.  Today it is with the utmost pride that the business is back in our family  and is growing and expanding daily!  My husband, Mike and I married December 5th, 2008 and purchased The Totem Pole January 9th, 2009 - it was a busy time, and it continues to be -  but we wouldn't change a thing!  

My goal when i purchased The Totem Pole was to get away from  cheap, overseas products.  I wanted to focus on supporting local and Canadian Artisans and to collaborate with unique and like-minded companies to deliver quality  products at a reasonable price.  And that's exactly what I did, and continue to do everyday!   

I welcome you to  my  website and if you're ever in the area, pop in and browse around, you will be greeted with a smile and served by experienced knowledgeable professionals!  

Thank you so much for shopping with us!