Northern Gulf Islands
The protected inside of Valdes Island
Gabriola Petroglyphs: Ferry: N 49° 09.987' W 123° 55.866' Church: N 49° 08.112' W 123° 44.003'Drumberg: N 49° 08.043' W 123° 41.837'Malaspina: N 49° 11.546' W 123° 52.227'There is really something special about this field of sandstone in a forest. There are only 2 main highways, the North and the South on the island so take the South to the opposite end of the island from the ferry to a white small baptist church and park in the parking lot there and follow the fence from the large sign regarding the petroglyphs into the forest for about a quarter of a mile. If you paddle into Degnen bay you will have to walk about a half mile from the bay west to the church, but it is not too bad a walk. The approximately 20 petroglyphs that have been uncovered of the moss are spread over a large area. Discovering them is half the fun.