Wanuskewin Park

Images from a photography project about the Wanuskewin Heritage Park in Saskatoon

Fall colours in Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Posted by on 5. February 2012 in Wanuskewin Park | Comments Off on Fall colours in Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Fall colours in Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Close-up of fall colours in Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon. This images was taken along the walking trail in Opimihaw Creek valley. Patchy forest stands of balsam poplar, green ash, Manitoba maple, trembling aspen and birch offer a variety of colour when the season is right. The understory is also rich in diferse species, with choke cherry, rose, snowberry, and saskatoon berry leaves adding to the autumn palette. Back to the Wanuskewin Heritage Park photo...

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Buffalo pound in snow storm, Wanuskewin Park

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Buffalo pound in snow storm, Wanuskewin Park

A spring snowstorm envelopes a replica of a buffalo pound and teepee in Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon. The pounds (circular corrals) were built by the aboriginal people, usually in low-laying areas, and used to herd and capture bison. The bison provided a year-round source of food; hides (skins) provided materal for shelters and clothing. This buffalo pound replica can be found just a short walk from the information centre. Back to the Wanuskewin Heritage Park photo...

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Snow storm in Wanuskewin Park

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Snow storm in Wanuskewin Park

Sudden spring snow storm envelopes trees along a walking path in the Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon. This image was taken during a snow storm in early March, on a trail along the Opimihaw Creek. I like how the snow flakes make everything look so soft and tranquil. Back to the Wanuskewin Heritage Park photo...

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Winter in Wanuskewin Heritage Park

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Winter in Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Fresh ice crystals dust the vegetation on a cold November morning in Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Building seen in the background is the Wanuskewin interpretive centre. The centre has a very nice museum, an art gallery with rotating exhibits, a gift shop, and a restaurant offering traditional foods such as bison stew and bannock. Back to the Wanuskewin Heritage Park photo...

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