More than a thousand years ago, the first nations people created these carvings in the rocks. The locations of the carvings were chosen carefully, and were almost always at places of power or mystery; places where the forces of nature were believed to be strong. At the south end of Nanaimo, Petroglyph Provincial Park is home to a number of carvings made into the sandstone rock, on a hill overlooking Nanaimo Harbour.

Today’s picture is of one of the petroglyphs found in the park. It is not known whether this petroglyph is of a deer or a bird. This particular drawing style is found only at this location.

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