Location: Val Marie, SK
Canada’s first Legacy Labyrinth
6 km South of Val Marie at The Crossing at Grasslands.
85′ diameter rock and grass labyrinth, 11 circuit Chartres design.
Open Thursday to Sunday 1-6 pm. Please call: 306-298-2295
History and Background
A labyrinth is an ancient pattern found in many cultures with a single path that moves in a circular fashion into the centre and out again. It is used as a walking meditation or spiritual practice. When Susan Howard moved to Val Marie in 2015, with her husband Neil Ward as new owners of The Crossing at Grasslands, she brought along a love of labyrinths and many years of leading labyrinth walks for meditation and prayer. For Susan, a labyrinth is a place of homecoming, peace, and healing that she wanted to share with her new community, honouring the land and all who have lived here.
In June 2017, Mary’s Labyrinth was built by volunteers at The Crossing at Grasslands as the first Canadian labyrinth in a growing international network, called the Legacy Labyrinth Project, dedicated to the peace and healing of all who walk. Built out of local rock originally planted by glaciers then cleared by hand from Homestead fields a century ago, Mary’s Labyrinth, named after Susan’s mother, is an 85′ diameter circular path on the edge of Grasslands National Park.
Mary’s Labyrinth is located near Grasslands National Park and is open for walking in the afternoon year round, Thursdays to Sundays, by appointment at 1-306-298-7373 or firstname.lastname@example.org or http://thecrossingatgrasslands.com.