When we started planning this trip, we set one of our guiding principles to be "don't go in a straight line, if we are going to miss something amazing". After a good morning ride, we headed to Herschel, SK to Ancient Echoes Interpretive Centre, an old-fashioned museum full of taxidermy animals and wonderful indigenous art by Jo Cooper.
The site’s most prominent features are three boulders with precontact carvings (petroglyphs) of grooves, cup-shaped depressions and bisected circles.
The archaeological site illustrates the
practical techniques of bison hunting.
The site is also valued as a place of spiritual significance and a source of pride for contemporary First Nations. It is an expression of cultural identity and a place where Elders can transmit traditional knowledge to younger generations.