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Petroglyphs Provincial Park

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Address: 2249 Northey's Bay Road, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 3E0, Canada
Phone Number: 705-877-2552
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: This park is home to nearly 1000 rock carvings that scientists estimate...
This park is home to nearly 1000 rock carvings that scientists estimate were drawn between 500 and 1000 years ago.
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Amazing Aboriginal history learned here

We go to the petroglyphs every year in the fall. July the black flies are too fierce. The museum before the actual rock is interesting for all ages, and even has an interactive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Toronto, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We go to the petroglyphs every year in the fall. July the black flies are too fierce. The museum before the actual rock is interesting for all ages, and even has an interactive section for young ones. The displays give clear explanations of the history behind the carvings, what they symbolize and why. I also love how this is an... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Petroglyphs is a provincial park with an important historical twist. At this location you can learn about Aboriginal carvings and hieroglypics known as the teaching rocks. They are quite incredible, and are part of sacred First Nations land. Although there aren't any formal tours, if you ask questions of the various staff they will gladly share all kinds of information... More 

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Colne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Petroglyphs have bee covered in with a very large building to preserve the great Rock that the red indians used to live near years ago the old signs in Indian language been there for centuries very interesting to see

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Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had only a limited time, as the Park was closing within 45 minutes of our arrival. Thus we were unable to devote any time to the visitors center, to gain an insight into the People who created the Petroglyphs. The Petroglyphs themselves cannot but bring a sense of wonder and awe as one looks at these examples of ancient... More 

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cabarete
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great to take the kids for a visit, and introduction to First Nations scared places. Wish there was an interpretative tour, as the kids were longing for more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

When we went to see the glyphs we didn't really know exactly what to expect. Upon arrival we went to the visitors center where we got to learn about the history of the area before going to see the glyphs. The walking trails here that lead to the glyphs were very enjoyable. The site where the glyphs were on display... More 

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Little known historic attraction relating to the First Nations of Canada. Well worth the visit if you like tribal history and the likes.

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We took two of our grandkids (4 1/2 and 7) here for the first time along with one of our sons and we all really enjoyed it. The staff person who greeted us was very professional and helpful and pointed out things the children would find interesting. They found looking for the symbols great fun. I especially like the beautiful... More 

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is such an amazing place, with an extensive display of glyphs. A must see. The walk to the actual site is beautiful in itself, the museum fantastic, and the staff absolutely awesome.

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Peterborough, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I did like it here, but sadly I seem to be one of the few that just didn't pick up on the special vibes. Totally fascinating to see such history. Do be warned to apply bug spray as the walk to the actual building is like a human feast for flies.

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Additional Information about Petroglyphs Provincial Park

Address: 2249 Northey's Bay Road, Peterborough, Ontario K0L 3E0, Canada
Phone Number: 705-877-2552
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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