Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park (McIvor Avenue, Winnipeg)

This 23-acre park was created by the Rural Municipality of North Kildonan Council in 1970, following Bunn’s Creek from the Red River to Raleigh Street, with primary access along McIvor Avenue. A plaque commemorating the park was unveiled on 16 August 1980. In the summer of 2019, the former John Dickson Memorial Park monument was relocated next to the park monument.

In 2018, a community public art project was installed along the trails. It is a collaborative effort of the Knowles Centre, artist Becky Thiessen, Winnipeg Arts Council, John G. Stewart School, and the City of Winnipeg Parks and Open Space Division. The seven trail signs feature traditional and contemporary responses to the Seven Teachings created by youth who attend the nearby John G. Stewart School and Knowles Centre programs.

Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park Plaque

Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park Plaque (2010)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Dickson commemorative monument in the John Dickson Memorial Park

Dickson commemorative monument in the John Dickson Memorial Park (August 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park Plaque and John Dickson monument

Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park Plaque and John Dickson monument (September 2019)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park

Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park (November 2021)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.94910, W97.05965
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: North Kildonan Municipal Hall / John Dickson Memorial Park (1400 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg)

Memorable Manitobans: John Dickson (1908-1961)


Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

Along the Creek, Winnipeg Arts Council.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough, Nathan Kramer, and Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 20 December 2021

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