Largest known concentration of Aboriginal rock carvings in Canada. Explore The Learning Place interpretive centre.
Deep within a forest northeast of Peterborough is the largest known concentration of Aboriginal rock carvings in Canada. Carved into the white marble rock face hundreds of years ago, the 900 petroglyphs depict turtles, snakes, birds, humans and other images. Hiking trails meander through surrounding forests, wetlands and rocky ridges. Explore The Learning Place interpretive centre.
For the Literary Tourist: Proclaimed a National Historic Site of Canada in 1976, local aboriginals believe that this is an entrance into the spirit world and that the Spirits actually speak to them from this location. They call it “Kinoomaagewaapkong” which translates to “the rocks that teach”. Cared for by the local Curve Lake First Nation they take great pride in maintaining the park and it has become a very significant part of their spiritual beliefs. The sounds emitted by the wind and rain as it passes though the rocks is interpreted as the Spirits speaking.