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Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

Milk River | Box 297, Alberta T0K IM0, Canada
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Ranked #131 of 947 attractions in Alberta
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites
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Shelby, Montana
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120 reviews 120 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We got there a little after the big storm so the river bottom was not looking that good...what was truly interesting was the information center. It had many interesting information displays about the area ...not just the park...it was rich in history. For first timers I would recommend it.

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Calgary, Canada
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29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Strangely enough I kept thinking of Ireland the entire time we were here. It was so green with beautiful views from the hoodoos and of Milk river running through the middle. We hiked the Visitor Center's trail and part of the Hoodoos trial and a small part of the Battle Scene trail, as well. All were beautiful with fantastic views.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We looked at the Travel Alberta site for something we hadn't seen within 4 hours of Calgary. I saw the pictures of these coulees/hoodoos and knew we just HAD to see them. I couldn't believe no one ever mentioned them to me before in the 11 years I have lived in Calgary. GO!! Speaking to families with young kids: We... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Alberta is preserving a precious cultural heritage of the indigenous native peoples at Writing-On-Stone. It is a difficult and challenging battle to keep the traces of this spiritual meeting place intact due to the ravages of time and weather. Nestled on the banks of the Milk River, a short drive south of Lethbridge via Hwy 4, this Provincial Park visit... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

While visiting my parents in Lethbridge we made the drive out to Writing-On-Stone as a day trip. We had a gorgeous day, and scenery along the way was great. The visitor centre is very well done, and the staff are friendly and helpful. The scenery in the park is terrific with the Milk River running through the middle of it.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Took my mother daughter and girlfriend. We had a great time hike was fantastic. The little river is a joy and a refreshing place to cool off. Tons of fun. Will go back.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We took the time to drive from Lethbridge to this site.The staff were friendly and helpful and the visitor centre is excellent. Walking through the hoodoos was an experiance, the footpath could do with a little more signage. It is quite a tough walk so make sure you have good shoes. I can see why the Blackfoot peoples thought that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This park is always booked solid on weekends during the summer, but if you're lucky, you might be able to make a late booking during the week. On previous visits we've gone to see the pictographs, so this time we just played in the river and the hoodoos. The hoodoos are quite vast and our camp site was literally steps... More

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Calgary, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This seems to be an unknown attraction to most Calgarians that I know. Amazing scenery. I didnt want to leave the area. Be prepared to spend at least a full day and possibly an evening if you can catch the sunset. Make sure you have your camera handy because the views are spectacular. Also, if you go on a hot... More

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Victoria, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

You'll need a reservation to stay at the park during the summer months. That being said, I was late in reserving and had a 'less than wonderful' campsite. But then again, we didn't visit the park for the camping we were there for the pictographs and the hoodoos. Pretty much all of the pictographs are in a restricted area so... More

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