Wakpa Tanka was a campsite that the Sioux First Nation called home and lived in during the buffalo hunt and the fur trade. The Assiniboine River was used as a means of transportation and a food source. The river brought many settlers and resources to this area by way of steamboats.
A world class single component site and the only one of its kind in all of Canada. It is situated at the beginning of the Silver Bend Trail and provides a glimpse into aboriginal heritage and culture from 700 - 1100 years ago as well as a scenic view of the beautiful Assiniboine Valley.
The lookout site paints a picture of how the surrounding area was settled, and provides a glimpse into the early lives of both Indigenous peoples and early settlers.
While visiting the area be sure to sign the guestbook. Click here for directions to the site.