Travel Manitoba eNews - April 2013
Manitoba’s northern monuments pay tribute to the way of life of the people who live there.
In Churchill, you can see the polar bears, both the real ones and a pair of statues, and an Inukshuk boasts of the Inuit traditions of the North. In The Pas, a waving trapper commemorates the annual Northern Manitoba Trappers Festival, which takes place every February. Thompson’s statuesque miner honours the men and women who worked in the area’s mines. You can learn more about Thompson’s mining history, along with other cultural and natural highlights by following Spirit Way, a 2.5 km walking and biking pathway that includes 16 unique points of interest, including a 10-storey mural of a Robert Bateman wolf painting.
At the entrance of Flin Flon, you’ll find a statue of area mascot (designed by Lil’ Abner cartoonist Al Capp), Josiah Flintabbetey Flonatin, the fictional character for whom the town’s first copper mine was named.