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Peterborough, Petroglyphs Park and Curve Lake Reserve

Curve Lake Reservation

Pick up locations and times: 
Mississauga: 8:00 am 
Square One (LCBO parking lot - 65 Square One Drive)

North York: 8:30 am 
Sheppard West Subway Station, Passenger Pick-Up/Drop Of ​

Scarborough: 9:00 am
Scarborough Town Centre  La-Z-Boy Furniture parking lot, 530 Progress Ave

During this eventful one-day tour you will visit:
• The famous Peterborough Lift Lock 21, the world's highest hydraulic lift-lock. Built in 1904 on the Trent Canal of the Trent-Severn waterway, this boat lift with two caissons was a huge technical achievement of its time. The device made it possible to raise vessels to a height of 20 meters, while for ordinary locks this figure was only two meters. This is the first lock in the world built of concrete; at the time of construction - the largest building in the world from solid unreinforced concrete.
• Canadian Canoe Museum,  a unique object of Canadian cultural heritage, world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks and paddled watercraft. Among the exhibited samples are the dug-out canoes of the indigenous inhabitants of the Pacific North-East, kayaks from animal skins of  and canoes from beech bark, boats of the inhabitants of Paraguay and the Amazon.
• Peterborough beautiful and charming downtown.
• Whetung Ojibwa Centre,  located on The Curve Lake Indian Reserve. The main building displays handcrafts from all parts of Canada, as well as those still produced within the community. The area downstairs offers a selection of arctic parkas, Cowichan sweaters, leather garments, souvenir apparel, gloves and various bead accessories. Adjacent to that is the museum. It features the Whetungs’ private collection, the work of artists and craftspeople from the Curve Lake Reserve and outstanding native craft work from across Canada.
One can literally spend hours browsing through the gallery rooms which are filled floor to ceiling with carvings, masks, pottery, paintings, beadwork, quillwork, jewelry, traditional music, and other decorative items of every description. Beyond the central gift shop area lies a high-ceilinged gallery featuring framed fine art and sculpture, original paintings as well as posters, limited editions and cards.

• Petroglyphs Provincial Park. The largest number of petroglyphs (embossed images on stone) made by Indigenous people. On petroglyphs you can see turtles, snakes, birds, people, shamans, the Great Spirit and much more. This sacred place is known as Learning Stones. The oldest images were taken in the Tenth Century. 
• Lake McGinnis with piercing green-blue water is a rare meromictic water body (there is practically no water circulation between different layers). There are only nine such lakes in Canada.
A great opportunity to watch wildlife.
Drop off locations and times: 
Scarborough: 8:00 pm
Scarborough Town Centre  La-Z-Boy Furniture parking lot, 530 Progress Ave
North York: 8:30 pm 
Sheppard West Subway Station, Passenger Pick-Up/Drop Of

Mississauga: 9:00 pm 
Square One (LCBO parking lot - 65 Square One Drive)

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