Sunday, November 15, 2015

Alberta style medicine wheel recreated in VanDusen

The Canadian Heritage section of the gardens is divided into sections, each filled with flora from one of Canada's geographic regions.

This picture shows the boreal forest that covers much of our country. The segmented stone circle is an aboriginal medicine wheel like the ones found across Alberta and Saskatchewan, some up to 7500 years old. Medicine wheels mark the seasons and remind us of our deep connection to earth. At VanDusen, ceremonies are sometimes held here.

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