A crow rides thermals over the wind-blasted stone sculpture, in sight of Coast Mountain peaks adjacent to Whistler.
Inukshuk is a stone landmark used as a milestone or directional marker
by the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. They differ from some cairns in
significance. The Arctic Circle, dominated by permafrost, has few
natural landmarks and so the inukshuk was central to navigation across
the barren tundra. It's a symbol with deep roots in the Inuit culture,
a directional marker that signifies safety, hope and friendship. It's
also the symbol of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.
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