Petroglyph Provincial Park, Nanaimo

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TripAdvisor
  • We think maybe visiting in the summer would have been more worthwhile but it wasn't quite what I was expecting. All the stuff online, I thought there'd be MORE petroglyphs and I thought they'd be visi...  more »
  • On the side of the highway. Easy to park. Great for children to see . red die used by natives has lasted centuries. Quite impressive.  more »
  • Interesting and close to the ocean , good parking , go for a walk , then head downtown for lunch , never very busy so tranquil  more »
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  • 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 :)
  • It's just a very small hike. You can see all the petroglyphs in about 10 minutes.