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Bannock Point Petroforms

Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada
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Another historic highlight in the Whiteshell

This is one of the must-see destinations in the entire Whiteshell. All of the other petroglyph... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
JC H
Wow!

Wow - this is amazing Native archaeological and cultural site within Whiteshell Provincial Park... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Linda S
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Metchosin, Canada
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24 Oct 2017
“Another historic highlight in the Whiteshell”
4 Jul 2017
“Wow!”
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Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is one of the must-see destinations in the entire Whiteshell. All of the other petroglyph sites, at least in Manitoba, are fenced off and remote access. This is just a short hike off the highway.

Thank JC H
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Wow - this is amazing Native archaeological and cultural site within Whiteshell Provincial Park. You can easily self tour as we did but with a guide I believe it would be so much more. Still the rock formations are stunning and with the backdrop of...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 2 June 2017

It would seem that one isn't exactly encouraged to visit this site, and the park guide makes it a bit obscure. However, it is worth the effort to go out of your way to see it. Short walk from the parking lot will take you...More

Thank YVRcockroach
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

For anyone who appreciates history and anthropology with an appropriate respect for spiritual experiences, this is worthy of visiting. I emphasize the spiritual as it is clear that after several thousand years, this location is actively used for observances/prayers/meditation and this should be considered before...More

1  Thank konrad29
Reviewed 24 July 2016

An ancient and historical site, one to be treated with respect. The hike in is very short but you are rewarded with ancient petraforms on the site. There are several petroform sites throughout the park, though this is the only publicly listed one. You will...More

Thank Lee A
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Beautiful Whiteshell Park. Very interesting Native American formations and an area where they seem to actively have ceremonies, since there are memorial items left on rocks.

1  Thank Laura22003
Reviewed 21 August 2012 via mobile

The petroform park is both an historic and current sacred site for First Nations people in the whiteshell. Covering a fairly extensive area rock formations are found on the exposed bedrock. There are hundreds of cloth offerings found hanging off tree branches. There is a...More

3  Thank Anna_Maria39_11
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Adrien C
29 May 2015|
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Response from Jeff P |
No, you do not need a guide or special permit as it is open to the public and conveniently located just off the main highway running through the park. There are many petroforms and parking is convenient along with pit... More
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