Arrowhead Trail

Place Name: Arrowhead Trail

Feature Type (Year Approved): Walkway (1969)

Name Origins: Commemorative


An arrowhead is a tip, usually sharpened, added to an arrow to make it more deadly or to fulfill some special purpose. The earliest arrowheads were made of stone and of organic materials; as human civilization progressed other materials were used. Arrowheads are important archaeological artifacts; they are a subclass of projectile points. 


Cultural Affiliation: British (Please see the notes page)

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

The name of this trail, a major walkway in the Thorncliff neighbourhood, reflects the theme of most of Edmonton's walkways, which are named for prominent Aboriginal people or bear a relationship with Aboriginal heritage. Arrowheads, the pointed part of arrows, were made separately from the shaft and were often made from flint. Arrowhead Trail is one of a number of trail names approved between 1969 and 1971.

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