White Rock Monument at Willow Point


Erected on November 28, 2005 on Willow Island (just south of Gimli,) this location marks the spot where the first Icelandic settlers were thought to have landed on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. The white rock provided protection where Jon Johansson, the first Icelandic – Canadian child, was born on October 21, 1875.

Location/Directions: East off Hwy 9 south of Gimli