About the Park

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There is a high concentration of prehistoric rock carvings at this park. The First Nations peoples created these traditional carvings over 1000 years ago. Concrete replica castings of the petroglyphs can be found in the main interpretation area and visitors can make rubbings of the castings from these. Rubbings are a great souvenir of a visit to this intriguing and educational park.

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No picnicking spots.


No camping permitted.


No fires allowed.

Park Info


  • Hiking

  • Bicycling


Petroglyph Provincial Park is located just south of Nanaimo. Access to the park is from a pull off on Hwy 1. Watch for signs.

Tours & Programs

Forest Foraging

Discover the secret menu of the forest with our enthusiastic Park Naturalist.  With a passion for everything outdoors, our Naturalists are professionally trained to make “a walk in the park” one of the most interesting and inspiring activities you will experience.  Find out what you can nibble on the next time you’re cruising through the...

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