Inukshuks in the Gulf Islands National Park

Some crafty folks have been producing inukshuks on a few islands the past couple years. While many of these are very traditional like the man-made stone landmarks or cairns used by the Inuit, Inupiat, Kalaallit, Yupik, and other peoples of the Arctic region, others have taken on the forms of animals.

What is an inukshuk? They’re traditional stacked stones that take the form of a person usually, but can also be made into animals, and they’re commonly used to commemorate something or as landmarks.

Here’s a sampling of some inukshuks found in the Gulf Islands.

Inukshuk at Arbutus Point, Portland Island
Inukshuk at Arbutus Point, Portland Island
Inukshuk at Russell Island
Inukshuk at Russell Island
Stone animal at Russell Island
Stone animal at Russell Island

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