Happy Canada Day, eh!
According to this poll at The Globe and Mail, most people consider the Mountie to be the ultimate Canadian icon. But, had the Inukshuk been included in their poll, it could have overtaken them as the Canadian national symbol. Well, maybe.
The Inukshuk has become so popular that in 2007 the Killarney National Park in Northern Ontario posted a sign asking visitors to “stop the invasion”. It seems that everyone that passed through the park felt the need to build a small cairn as a souvenir of their visit. And why not? Inukshuk have traditionally been used to show direction and as a mark of respect.
Standing 8 ft tall and constructed from our local brown sandstone…
This impressive guy tops out at a cool 10 ft.
As you head north from Mooers, NY a smaller Inukshuk (5 ft.) welcomes you into Québec.
Built as a memorial, this Inukshuk is approximately 10 ft tall.
You can even find an Inukshuk in the village. (approx. 4 ft)