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We acknowledge that we are gathered on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish People including the territories of the Snaw-Na-Was and Qualicum people.

Recognized as one of the best sports fishing rivers on Vancouver Island, Englishman River was known by speakers of the Hul’qumi’num’ language as ‘place of the steelhead’. Along the Englishman River, at a spot known as Top Bridge, three clearly discernible and distinct petroglyphs can be found. One is a traditional totem design, possibly a bear. The second carving could represent a killer whale. The third is also a killer whale. This one appears to be the most intricate: the lines are strong and perfectly symmetrical.

In addition, middens have been found in several sites within this geographical district.

 

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The Parksville Museum is located on the unceded, traditional, & ancestral lands of the Coast Salish, Hul’q’umi’num’ speaking people including the Snaw-naw-as and Snuneymuxw people.

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