Petroglyph Provincial Park, Nanaimo

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  • I just loved visiting this park.Very interesting place to visit.So many things to see. I really enjoyed visiting this park,Everyone should visit. I won,t say what is in there. Visit the Petroglyph Par...  more »
  • Great interpretationn area but unfortunately we couldn't see the actual stones/drawings due to moss and pine needles that were covering them.  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Petroglyphs were underwhelming, park is so small you can hear the highway even all the way down the one path
  • 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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