Petroglyphs Provincial Park | Great Lakes Guide
  • Park
    Petroglyphs Provincial Park
    • 1 Recommendations

This park is absolutely bursting with opportunities to learn about local landscapes and the traditions of the Ojibway (Anishinaabe) people who have lived in the region for millenia. The presence of the First Nations people is marked by the largest known concentration of rock carvings in Canada. Cut into white marble rock face centuries ago, the 900 petroglyphs depict turtles, snakes, birds, humans, and spiritual images. This sacred site is known as “the rocks that teach”, or Kinoomaagewaapkong, by the Anishinaabe people. This park protects an area that serves as a critical reminder of some of the region’s most ancient cultural history. After seeing this amazing site, continue your journey over to McGinnis lake. This lake is categorized as meromictic, since there is no intermixing of layers of water of different temperatures. This phenomenon gives it a bright blue-green colour: a rare sight reserved for only a handful of lakes in Canada. You can also enjoy winter activities in this park. Please contact the park for more details.



Watersheds

  • Traditional Territories

  • Treaties

Address
2249 Northey's Bay Road, Woodview, ON, K0L 3E0

  • Weather
  • Current temperature
  • -16°
    Feels like -15°
Clear throughout the day.

    • Humidity

    • 75%
    • Precipitation

    • 0%
    • Precip. type

    • None
    • UV Index

    • 0
    • Visibility

    • 16.1km
    • Sunrise

    • 7:08 AM
    • Sunset

    • 4:48 PM
    • Wind gust

    • 24.1kph
    • Wind speed

    • 1.9kph
    • Wind direction

    • Northwest

    • Today

    • -5°
    • -16°
    • Thursday

    • -8°
    • Friday

    • -11°
    • Saturday

    • -3°
    • -14°
    • Sunday

    • -12°
    • Monday

    • -7°
    • Tuesday

    • -4°