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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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Knowledgeable Respectful Staff, but lots of bugs on the hike!!!

My husband and I went to Petroglyphs Provincial Park on our vacation to the Kawartha Lakes Region... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Shaema Samia I
via mobile
great examples of indigenous pictographs

Protected by a large dome, the massive rock with numerous images is possibly the best example of... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
susan d
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This park is home to nearly 1000 rock carvings that scientists estimate were drawn between 500 and 1000 years ago.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sacred site” (9 reviews)
“first nations” (17 reviews)
“hiking trails” (9 reviews)
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2249 Northey's Bay Road, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 3E0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Petroglyphs Provincial Park on our vacation to the Kawartha Lakes Region. We almost missed the quiet white sign at the side of the road! The Learning Place is a very nice information stop on the way to the actual...More

Thank Shaema Samia I
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Protected by a large dome, the massive rock with numerous images is possibly the best example of its kind. If you are interested in native art this is a must-see. takes around 20-30 mins to appreciate - walking trails can fill the rest of your...More

Thank susan d
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Beautiful hiking in the fall. The facility is impressive with very helpful staff to point out the highlights. Very friendly with children. Beautiful gift shop.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I went on a community tour the site. It was a memorable event. Our philosophy is that the earth has been given to us in Trust, to leave it a better place. What the first nations people are doing to our natural habitat for centuries...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

We really enjoyed our visit, so much cultural information. There is a lot to see even before you get down to the main petroglyph site. If you are into canadian history or geology then a visit to this site is a must.

Thank Marsha C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We visited this park on a sunny day at the beginning of October, and had a lovely day. The park opening hours are shorter than many parks (I think 10am till 5:30pm), so check this before you go. Also, I believe the park is closed...More

Thank 541woohoo
Reviewed 3 October 2017

When we entered the Petroglyphs Provincial Park, we had to drive for about 15 minutes before we entered the parking place. We headed to the Visitor Center and we were recommended to see a 15 minute movie. It helped us understand the First Nations. Afterwards,...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Traveling Hwy 7 between Peterborough and Kingston, we chanced upon the signage for the Petroglyphs Provincial Park and decided on a whim to have a look. I had had the opportunity to see some petroglyphs in Alaska, and wanted to compare. This is really a...More

1  Thank cross2bear
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Came here from vacation property with young family for a day trip. Not much for them to take from it. This is more of a place for adults who are needing to feed their spirit and get a dose of true nature. Maybe some of...More

3  Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It is difficult to improve on the reviewers who talk of "A Place for the Soul" and "Spiritual, not Tourist Destination". But I'll try to describe my experience. There are two buildings: The Visitor Center (or" Learning Place") and the building which houses the Petroglyph...More

2  Thank ATRjr
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Susan Y
29 September 2017|
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Response from LAURA1981 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, to be honest with you.
Olga K
20 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
26 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