Petroglyph Provincial Park, Nanaimo

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Petroglyph Provincial Park Reviews
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  • September 26, 2017
    Great interpretationn area but unfortunately we couldn't see the actual stones/drawings due to moss and pine needles that were covering them.  more »
  • August 28, 2017
    We impulsively stopped here. Evaluate we had a little free time on our holiday. It was a short walk there and back & looking at the petroglyphs. Good explanation boards, interesting to see and compare...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    There is no category but the petroglyph park is close. This can be an all day hike or 3.5 hours. The view of the valley was spectacular and the trail is well marked. If you've been coupes up in a car ...  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    A short, leafy stroll through the trees with some native history. There are informational signs which tell the tale of the petroglyphs, but unfortunately the petroglyphs themselves (and the concrete replicas meant to show them more clearly) have been worn down by the rain, rendering them nearly invisible. Another downside is the lack of benches to contemplate the history of the area or read a book. Nice, but just a one time visit.
  • February 4, 2017
    Neat place to check out. Don't like how they blocked off the full root of the walk with a railing. Wish it was a bigger place to explore. But a nice short interesting stop for sure
  • February 2, 2017
    I read about this place on the Internet and they said it was 'littered' with petroglyphs. But when we got there it wasn't what I expected. Probably a total of 5 minutes of walking trails and the petroglyphs that weren't casts were cover in moss and pine needles so you couldn't see them. But I did like that they had information boards telling you the meaning behind each character in the rocks and a brief history of them.
  • June 4, 2017
    Petroglyphs were underwhelming, park is so small you can hear the highway even all the way down the one path
  • December 2, 2016
    Little park with a slice of history. Worth the 15 or so minutes it takes to hike around, especially when the sun is shining :)

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