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August 17, 2018
Please be aware that for ceremonial reasons, the indigenous community has requested that dogs not be present at the Petroglyphs site. There are benches available 100m up the path from the glyph site where groups with dogs can take turns going to see the site. Dogs are also not permitted within the Learning Place Visitor Centre, dogs are permitted throughout the rest of the park as long as they are leashed.

Please note that photography is not permitted at the glyph site. Photography is permitted throughout the rest of the park.

What You'll Like :

  • Largest known concentration of Indigenous rock carvings (petroglyphs) in Canada, depicting turtles, snakes, birds, humans and more; this sacred site is known as “The Teaching Rocks”
  • Visit the Learning Place Visitor Centre to discover the traditions of the Ojibway (Nishnaabe) people through the teachings of the medicine wheel
  • Visit bright blue/green McGinnis Lake – one of only a handful of meromictic (layers of water that don’t intermix) lakes in Canada
  • Great opportunities for wildlife viewing

Petroglyphs Operating Hours Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm (No vehicle access after 4:30pm. All vehicles must exit before gates close at 5:30pm). The park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in the Spring and Fall with the exception of Holiday Mondays.

General Information

Size: 1643.00 ha
Year established: 1976
Park Classification: Cultural Heritage
2249 Northey’s Bay Rd.
K0L 3E0

2018 Operating Dates


Park / Campground Usage (day use, camping, etc.) Opening and Closing
Petroglyphs May 11, 2018 to October 8, 2018