Further up the Grass River, we find Manitoba’s largest concentration of petrographs at Tramping Lake. Paintings of deer, bison, moose, birds, fish, snakes, and humans are ancient markers of Indigenous culture and history.
Archaeologists believe the images, painted with red ochre, were created 1,500 to 3,000 years ago by Algonkian-speaking ancestors of the Cree and Ojibway.
The Tramping Lake artists may have worked from canoes. The petrographs are located at the base a granite outcropping that dominates the west shore of Tramping Lake, on rockfaces near the waterline – a short boat trip from the Wekusko Falls Lodge.