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Petroglyph Gallery is permanently CLOSED. We would like to thank all of the visitors from all over the world who came to see the gallery over the past 20 years. You were the best part of the business! We will miss that the most. It was a wonderful experience to share knowledge of Nuxalk culture with you.

Sylvia and Mark Bradt

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Last Updated - May 20, 2022


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Salmon – the bounty of the salmon made the Northwest Coast culture possible. The eggs in our salmon image symbolize the life giving power of this amazing animal.

Our logo is the creation of Nuxalk artist Skip Saunders. This original work of art is his composite interpretation of the famous Bella Coola rock carvings which are a short hike from our gallery location. The exact purpose and meaning of the carvings have been lost but their beauty and mystery attract thousands of visitors to this sacred site every year.

Killer Whale – symbol of beauty and power. Killer Whale is traveler and guardian. Among some cultures they are thought to be the reincarnation of ancestors.

Thunder – one of the central figures in Nuxalk Mythology. The story of Thunder describes “a figure resembling a man, with a weird non-human face, who carried in each hand a huge rock crystal” (McIlwraith) The figure struck the crystals together to create the sound of thunder and the flash of lightening.

Frog – revered for its ability to transform, frog represents good fortune and is a symbol of magic.