Innuksuks

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Do you have any pictures of Innuksuks? You can find them everywhere – off the seawall near second beach in Stanley park, in Jerico Beach, UBC, SFU…. They’re everywhere. This particular one can be found at the Falls near the Chief on the way to Whistler.

Where do Innuksukscome from anyway? What do they symbolize?

Edit: Due to protests from a fellow Vancouver metroblogger, I have corrected the spelling of “Innuksuks” on this post. I hope this has met with your approval. No insult to any ethnic group was intended.

4 Comments so far

  1. Rebecca (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 10:03 am

    Some of the rock art (not all necessarily innukshuks) are courtesy of this dude that Jonathon posted about a while back [mbv]


  2. Rebecca (unregistered) on September 27th, 2006 @ 10:10 am

    Oop and my pics are here :p


  3. Erin (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 8:46 am

    They’re originally an inuit thing. Not from this area at all, so it doesn’t really make sense to have them as our Olympic symbol. Meh.


  4. Matt (unregistered) on September 28th, 2006 @ 10:01 am

    I hear the argument all the time about inukshuks not being representative of Vancouver for the Olympic symbol.

    Is 2010 really only about Vancouver? Or is it about Canada as a nation? Just because Canada is unique in having had the opportunity to host the Olympic games multiple times because of our climate and geography doesn’t mean we need to get all city-snob about it.

    Should the Beijing 2008 games website be required to remove their depiction of the Great Wall because the wall isn’t in Beijing proper?

    I say quit the racist “Those Inuit have nothing to do with me!” crap, and be proud that Canada has been honoured with hosting the world once again.



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