Iconic windswept pines that embody Canadiana

Published: March 27, 2020

Windswept pines—the iconic trees painted into Canadian history by the Group of Seven—has been a source inspiration for artists and poets trying to capture the mythicism of the Canadian wilderness.

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From Tom Thomson’s Jack Pine to Frederick Horsman Varley’s Stormy Weather on Georgian Bay, they captured the vibrancy of the Canadian landscape with their brush strokes. Elevated into Canadian memory, the windswept pine has arguably become the most photographed tree in Canada. In particular, a white pine that sits on a rocky outcrop in Killbear Provincial Park has become a popular location for photographers and visitors.

 

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