Ottawa Valley Culture

Our Original Peoples

Algonquins of PikwÓkanagÓn

Ancient rock art adorns cliff faces throughout Canada. There are several pictographs located in the Ottawa Valley. One is Lake Mazinaw that is situated south of Pikwàkanagàn. The lake is surrounded by cliffs rising straight out of the water. Etched upon this ageless rock are ancient pictographs of red ochre. These pictographs within unceded Algonquin territory are believed to have been created by Algonquin ancestors.