Bannock Point Petroforms – Wanipigow, Manitoba - Atlas Obscura
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Wanipigow, Manitoba

Bannock Point Petroforms

Ancient indigenous sculptures steeped in history and shrouded in mystery. 

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In Manitoba, centuries-old figures stand atop bedrock taking on the shapes of turtles, snakes, geometric designs, and a Thunderbird. While little is known about the purpose of these rock formation, the Anishinabe and other First Nations people believe they were left behind long ago to bring healing and teaching to all that visit. Those who visit the site often leave behind gifts of fabric and tobacco to pay their respects and honor the site. 

Know Before You Go

Free tours are available at the site by contacting the Whiteshell Park Interpreter. Tours last around 1.5 hours.

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