Petroglyphs Provincial Park
Located in Woodview, Petroglyphs Provincial Park holds the largest collection of ancient First Nation petroglyphs (rock carvings) in Ontario.
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From the parking lot, visit the Learning Place Interpretative Centre to discover more about the petroglyphs and their spiritual meaning. From displays, posters and videos, the Centre offers information about the traditions of the Ojibway people through the teachings of the medicine wheel.
After learning about the petroglyphs, you can head over to the protective building to view the cave drawings. From carvings of turtles to bears and thunderbird to boats, every petroglyph tells a different spiritual story. It's quite an interesting experience learn about this spiritual place.
- Parking fee is $14/day.
- You cannot take any photos or videos at Petroglyphs, but the park offers crayon rubbings of different cave drawings.
- There are hiking trails of that offer great opportunities for wildlife.
- Hours of operation: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Since Petroglyphs Provincial Park closes at 5 p.m., we headed to Warsaw Caves for to visit some caverns. Just a short walk away from the parking lot, the caves were formed thousands of years ago at the end of the last ice age by rushing melt water. There are seven caves that you can climb and explore!
We also took the hike to the lookout and kettles, but the views weren't too great.
Things to note:
- Petroglyphs Provincial Park's parking fee is $14/day
- You cannot take any photos or videos at Petroglyphs, but the park offers crayon rubbings of different cave drawings
- Warsaw Caves parking is $12/day
- Both parks having hiking trails you can take