Thursday, December 13, 2012

Stanley Park poles

I purchased this card in a Canadian post office in Saskatoon. The carved poles, located in Stanley Park in British Columbia, are a common image for cards depicting Canadian Northwest Coast First Nations culture.


this card celebrates the Wanuskewin Heritage Park near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I visited the site recently and had a fantastic walking tour with the park's archaeologist. Indigenous peoples used this area for hunting and camping over thousands of years and continue to hold events and ceremonies at the park today. There is a wonderful interpretive center with includes 2 art galleries, gift shop and meeting rooms.