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Bannock Point Petroforms

Nutimik Lake

Bannock Point is a site about six kilometers east of Nutimik Lake that has many different "boulder mosaics" or petroforms. For some Aboriginal people, these forms and the areas surrounding them are sacred places where the spirits communicate with them. If you come across an offering, such as tobacco or a cloth at a site, please do not
disturb it.

Bannock Point is a site about six kilometers east of Nutimik Lake that has many different "boulder mosaics" or petroforms. For some Aboriginal people, these forms and the areas surrounding them are sacred places where the spirits communicate with them. If you come across an offering, such as tobacco or a cloth at a site, please do not
disturb it.

Directions:
Accessible from PR307 about 6 km (4 miles) east of Nutimik Lake.

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Meleb-Park-Cumming Mushroooms

Meleb

Meleb Park along with its giant mushroom statue opened in 1994 to celebrate 90 years of settlement in the area and a war memorial to honour the area’s veterans. The Meleb area is a renowned prime mushroom picking site in the Interlake. Found at this park are replicas of area schools and one church as well as a Ukrainian bake oven. An annual celebration picnic takes place in July.

Meleb Park along with its giant mushroom statue opened in 1994 to celebrate 90 years of settlement in the area and a war memorial to honour the area’s veterans. The Meleb area is a renowned prime mushroom picking site in the Interlake. Found at this park are replicas of area schools and one church as well as a Ukrainian bake oven. An annual celebration picnic takes place in July.

Latitude:
50.728133

Longitude:
-97.226883

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Steep Rock Limestone Cliffs

Steep Rock

These rugged limestone cliffs are one of the most photographed sites in Manitoba. Along the shoreline of the cliffs, you’ll discover caves to explore. The caves are formed by the waves washing into the limestone, which wears away the rock and forms caves over time. These same powerful waves...

These rugged limestone cliffs are one of the most photographed sites in Manitoba. Along the shoreline of the cliffs, you’ll discover caves to explore. The caves are formed by the waves washing into the limestone, which wears away the rock and forms caves over time. These same powerful waves crash along the shoreline, eroding the cliffs & eventually wearing them down into a stony beach with rocks of all colours – shades of blue, green, red & black that sparkle from the water in the sun. During spring, a carpet of Manitoba crocus blankets the top of the cliffs. Also a favorite spot to watch for Red-sided garter snakes sunning themselves in the early days of spring as they come out of hibernation from within the cracks and crevices of the cliffs. Find a place to relax on a table seat of rock to watch the final golden rays of the setting sun over the shimmering blue water. Hear the call of a loon or watch a family of ducks splash playfully nearby. This is truly a magical place. For photos or more information see www.grahamdale.ca.

Directions:
Located on the shores of Lake Manitoba northwest of Moosehorn.

Latitude:
51.442167

Longitude:
-98.805633

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Wreck of the MV Ithica

Churchill

While shipping a load of nickel from Rankin Inlet, in the Northwest Territories, to Montreal, Quebec in 1961, the MV Ithica was caught in a wind storm and was stranded in the tidal flats approximately 20 km (12 miles) east of Churchill. The ship was once owned by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. It can be reached by foot when the tide is low, or when the Hudson Bay is frozen over, although extensive corrosion of the decks has made it unsafe to board.

While shipping a load of nickel from Rankin Inlet, in the Northwest Territories, to Montreal, Quebec in 1961, the MV Ithica was caught in a wind storm and was stranded in the tidal flats approximately 20 km (12 miles) east of Churchill. The ship was once owned by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. It can be reached by foot when the tide is low, or when the Hudson Bay is frozen over, although extensive corrosion of the decks has made it unsafe to board.

Directions:
20 km (12 miles) east of Churchill.

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