Shelter Bay B.C.

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Time to wait for the Upper Arrow Lakes Ferry? Best build an inukshuk. The ferry runs between Shelter Bay and Galena Bay in Southern B.C.

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Inukshuks are meant to be markers indicating a trail or to show that a person has passed that way. It’s a nice idea for modern travellers – to say “I was here” without graffiti; to show that “you’re on the right track, fellow traveller, you are not alone”.

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Or they can be a test of artistic skill. Working character into stone takes a good eye.

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Here’s someone with a talent for balance. Clearly an expert inukshuk creator made this piece.

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They are quite a powerful sight on a bleak landscape.

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