You can help find a new home for the Bala Boulder.

The giant rock was unearthed by Swift River Energy during excavation work at the site of the new Bala Falls hydroelectric dam. The ten-tonne piece of gneiss has engravings on it, which officials say date back to 1888 with connections to local historical families and places like Pittsburgh and London. According to officials, similar engravings were found on a rock a few years ago in Margaret Burgess Park.

Working with heritage experts Swift River is in the process of restoring and preserving the engravings on the boulder. The final work is being done in Gravenhurst.

Swift River is asking for public input on where this piece of Bala history should be placed. If you’d like to have your say you can email the company at or by calling 1-877-389-4099.