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Petroglyphs at Sproat Lake

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Address: Highway 4 | Sproat Lake Prov Park, Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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This is a nice easy short walk from the parking lot in the provincial park. Lovely spot and easy to see.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Comox, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Easy hike, free parking, washrooms near by, can see the Mars Bombers across the lake and the petroglyphs are extremely well preserved. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a nice easy short walk from the parking lot in the provincial park. Lovely spot and easy to see.

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karachi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

the petroglyph is difficult to spot. it is halfway along the coastal walk.The views though are great.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

There is a short (1/2 mile) walk to get o the petroglyphs, you then walk onto a pontoon tethered to the lake shore to see the petroglyphs. Definitely worth the walk.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a very interesting historical site, is best viewed later in the day. They are somewhat worn so unless the sun hits them just right they are hard to see.

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Ottawa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We dropped by this place as we were on the way to Tofino. There are only 3 drawings and depending on the direction of the sunlight, they are somewhat hard to see. They are interesting but not enough to travel there just to see them in my opinion. However if you need a break while on Route 4, they are... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

These petroglyphs which date back thousands of years are fascinating. Sadly, time is taking its toll (weather and lake water). It would be good if some group could take steps to prevent further deterioration.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

A short flat walk through the trails along the water , suitable for all walking levels and wheel chairs that can manage the light gravel trail. Great for a quick dip in the water in the summer off a small dock with a ramp (not sure if a wheel chair can access the dock). Fun for the whole family, a... More 

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

An easy 1k round trip to the petroglyphs is well worth the walk. They're an incredible bit of history, and so easily accessible. I used it as an opportunity to break up the long drive to Tofino. Sproat lake offers great picnic areas and swimming too - definitely a great spot for a lunch break.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Not for everyone but if you appreciate First Nations culture and cool stuff, the petroglyphs are worth the short walk. Also check-out the ones in Nanaimo!!

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