Named, perhaps, for the red granite running through the bedrock, the Bloodvein slashes through the Canadian Shield, tumbling over boulder-strewn rapids and surging through narrow gorges on its journey to Lake Winnipeg. Endless forests of jack pine—wild rice marshes, bald eagles, black bear, walleye and northern pike—all await the intrepid wilderness canoeist. Red ochre pictographs of bison, human figures, hands and power symbols grace overhanging rock faces—ancient murals that speak of earlier river travellers.
In 1987, the Manitoba portion of the Bloodvein River was designated a Canadian Heritage River.
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hayes River - Canadian Heritage River
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Red River - Canadian Heritage River
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Seal River - Canadian Heritage River
The Canadian Heritage Rivers System
This page was prepared by Sheila Grover and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 6 February 2021
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