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Petroglyphs Provincial Park

2249 Northey's Bay Road, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 3E0, Canada
+1 705-877-2552
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This place is amazing! So many hiking trails, the petroglyphs themselves are awesome, they are in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Me2412
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Canada
Very cool place

Fantastic experience and a great story. To see these rocks is to appreciate a way of life almost... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
Charlie K
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Nepean, Canada
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This park is home to nearly 1000 rock carvings that scientists estimate were drawn between 500 and 1000 years ago.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“first nations” (15 reviews)
“sacred site” (7 reviews)
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2249 Northey's Bay Road, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 3E0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing! So many hiking trails, the petroglyphs themselves are awesome, they are in a building to protect them no pictures allowed, but they are breathtaking to experience. The learning centre has so much information and experience the spiritual side of the native...More

Thank Me2412
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Fantastic experience and a great story. To see these rocks is to appreciate a way of life almost entirely forgotten. It's awing, inspiring and definitely worth the trip if you are in the area. The trails are well marked and very clean. We did not...More

Thank Charlie K
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We drove up here from Peterborough on a recent trip through Ontario. We heard about petroglyphs and from the website we found it sounded like you could see the glyphs while hiking. It sounded similar to an excursion I went on through Utah's Canyonlands where...More

Thank randomadventurer13
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I have returned to the Petroglyphs time and time again. First when, as a kid it was possible to walk on the rock directly. I support the protection of the glyphs with the newer building which protects the sacred space from weather and tourists (like...More

Thank Traveller1852
Reviewed 25 January 2017

For friends wanting to get out of the busy city of Toronto to do a hike, Petroglyphs Provincial Park seemed a bit far to travel. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the ride to the park. The park is rugged and natural, unlike other parks I've seen. I...More

Thank KathleenR_28
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a wonderful place to hike in all seasons with several trails of different lengths. Do go into the Visitors Centre with the largest known collection of aboriginal rock carvings.( not open in the off season) Really interesting

1  Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is hands down the best first nations co-managed park i've ever been to, seen or heard of. The visitor center absolutely nails the teachings as well the importance of oral traditions and water to the casual public and those in the know alike. The...More

3  Thank stoicloic
Reviewed 16 November 2016

it was an educational experience as well as a great outing into the woods. The whole place is well protected and easy access

Thank Dusty B
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Summer visits to see the petroglyphs very interesting. Lovely walk from car park : many flowers, ferns, trees. Geology also interesting. Walking the entrance trail in Fall and Winter can be rewarding : several bird species and animals may be seen.

Thank davemilsom2016
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The information about the Petroglyphs and the local flora and fauna was presented beautifully in the Visitor Centre. I do feel the handouts at the actual site could be a bit better, the photocopies were a bit hard to read. We weren't able to hike...More

Thank JennBirder
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Olga K
19 January 2017|
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Response from LabLady2014 | Reviewed this property |
I would think that it is possible to get a tour guide for your class. As the park is closed for the winter, you will not be able to get your questions answered until they open. Most of the staff are summer students and are... More
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CaledonSheila
25 July 2015|
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Response from wesKansas | Reviewed this property |
We had only 30 minutes, or so, to view the Petroglyphs before closing -- enough time to absorb the sense of this site. Did not spend any time in the Visitor's Center, but it is relatively small, so I would think an hour to... More
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