South - St. Victor
Natural Attraction, Provincial Historic Park, Indigenous
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    2 km S of St. Victor. Watch for signs.
    Latitude: 49.41178° N,
    Longitude: -105.8712° W
    The more than 300 carvings at St. Victor Petroglyphs Provincial Park are one of Saskatchewan's great unsolved mysteries. It is not known who carved the petroglyphs, nor why or even when they were carved. The carvings do, however, provide clues about the people who lived in Saskatchewan hundreds of years ago.

    The petroglyphs were carved between 500 - 1700 A.D. and given that some of the glyphs have been carved on top of one another, it is assumed that they were carved by many different people over the course of several years. Due to the time and effort it would have required to complete the petroglyphs, we can surmise that it was a site of great importance to the Indigenous people who created them. The carvings at St. Victor are unique, in that they are the only petroglyphs carved upon a horizontal surface on the Canadian Plains.

    To preserve the glyphs, and for public safety, access to the cliff edge is restricted. However, there is a lookout point where visitors are able to look down on the glyphs. The best time to view the glyphs is on a clear day, either early in the morning or close to sunset, when shadows cast on the faint carvings and give them more definition. Interpretive panels and reproductions of some of the glyphs are available for visitors to examine and a picnic area is available.
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    ​Open year round.

    Rates And Discounts

    • Free admission

    Access

    • Country / Rural

    Services

    • Guided tour
    • Self-guided tour

    Amenities

    • Picnic area
    • Pit toilet

    Activities

    • Birding / Wildlife viewing

    Maps & Docs

    Contact Info

    Phone(s): 800-205-7070 | 306-694-3229 |
    buffalopound@gov.sk.ca

    ​Open year round.

    2 km S of St. Victor. Watch for signs.

    Latitude: 49.41178° N, Longitude: -105.8712° W

    South - St. Victor
    Pictures of the friendship between man and the animals is shown by the close proximity of the designs of man and the image of hands reaching out to the bear paws St. Victor Petroglyphs Provincial Historic Park The carvings were cut into the hard ravenscrag sandstone on the upper layer of this exposed rock The Plains Grizzly Bear is the most prevalent carved design There are Carvings of animal tracks, human faces, human foot prints, human hands. There are over 300 carvings located on this mysterious site There are very few answers to the mysterious stories they may speak of There is always something for the visitor to see at different times of the day

    The more than 300 carvings at St. Victor Petroglyphs Provincial Park are one of Saskatchewan's great unsolved mysteries. It is not known who carved the petroglyphs, nor why or even when they were carved. The carvings do, however, provide clues about the people who lived in Saskatchewan hundreds of years ago.

    The petroglyphs were carved between 500 - 1700 A.D. and given that some of the glyphs have been carved on top of one another, it is assumed that they were carved by many different people over the course of several years. Due to the time and effort it would have required to complete the petroglyphs, we can surmise that it was a site of great importance to the Indigenous people who created them. The carvings at St. Victor are unique, in that they are the only petroglyphs carved upon a horizontal surface on the Canadian Plains.

    To preserve the glyphs, and for public safety, access to the cliff edge is restricted. However, there is a lookout point where visitors are able to look down on the glyphs. The best time to view the glyphs is on a clear day, either early in the morning or close to sunset, when shadows cast on the faint carvings and give them more definition. Interpretive panels and reproductions of some of the glyphs are available for visitors to examine and a picnic area is available.

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    Location Information

    2 km S of St. Victor. Watch for signs.

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    lat. 49.41178° N, long. -105.8712° W

    Contact Info

    Phone: 800-205-7070 | 306-694-3229 |
    buffalopound@gov.sk.ca