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Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

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Address: Range Road 130A | Milk River, Alberta T0K IM0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-647-2364
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Excellent vision of a unique Canadian landscape and sacred sight.

This is an excellent family destination. You can expect to spend about three hours if you wish to follow The Hoodo Trail. The trails are well marked and maintained. It is like a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

This is an excellent family destination. You can expect to spend about three hours if you wish to follow The Hoodo Trail. The trails are well marked and maintained. It is like a visit to an alien world. We visited first thing in the morning to avoid the extreme heat in the spirit rocks. It was also quiet so one... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I (I am a back country camper, she is a "5 star hotel camper" Comfort camped for 2 nights. Because of bookings we had to move from one site to another and staff were very accommodating with having our 2nd unit ready for us right away. The units were great-clean (except for a few flying critters, as... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I came here with family, and have been here a few times before. The Information Center is a good place to start your visit, as they give you all kinds of information about the area and what it's about. You can book guided tours of the Petroglyphs and get immersed in the history of the Blackfoot Native Culture. This area... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We didnt stay to camp but we visited the campground. It looks clean and has a nice shower bathroom. There is a convenient store where one can buy ice cream and cold drinks. They sell affordable cold drinks which is great since some stores will tend to make everything expensive in an area that is far from the city. We... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

What an incredible piece of history, along with gorgeous scenery as the backdrop. This was my mom and I's first visit here and we did the self guided hike.There are guided hikes offered, and we would definitely do one next time we come here. On the self guided hike you can see three locations with rock art. Most can be... More 

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this review

Loreena, Thank you for your feedback. The Hoodoo Interpretive Trail is a great way to see the park! For those who haven't been on this trail; you get to see a little bit of everything on this short 2.2 km (one-way) interpretive hike: you start near the campground in the day-use area, walking through the badlands to check out the... More 

Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We camped here over a weekend with family. The camp sites are fairly close together but are nice overall. The Hoo-Doo-Hut store is nice to have in the area, lemon slushies are outstanding!! The washrooms and showers are good, $2 required to use the showers. The park itself is amazing. Walking throughout the Hoo-Doos is magical, my children loved running... More 

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we look forward to your return visit! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It's located southwest of the city of Medicine Hat and a bit north of the USA (Montana) border. The Milk River runs through a valley flanked by cliffs. But most striking are sandstone formations called hoodoos They've been eroded and washed by the rain, looking like abstract sculptures. The rocks and valley have been inhabited by Natives/Indigenous peoples since c.1000BC,... More 

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this review

Kirk, Thank you for your feedback. You've done a great job of describing some of the unique and wonderful features that Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park has to offer. We hope you visit again in the future! More 

Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very good and informative guided tour. Our guide gave a very good intro to the life of first nation people, now and in former times. She answered all questions.

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your tour. We offer programming to view the First Nations petroglyphs (carvings) and pictographs (paintings) daily during the summer months and we strive to have knowledgable and passionate interpreters who bring the history and stories of this special place to life! More 

Xiamen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We saw a poster at Drumhellar and knew we had to go there. After a six hour drive we got there and found the park full and the office closing for the day. We went to the park store and made a reservation for the next day. No camping gear no problem they have three comfort sites, we brought our... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Definitely a well kept secret in alberta.a long drive but so worth it.lots to see along the hoodoo trail and battle scene.the views of the milk river are incredible! Spring hiking is good as less bugs in the vegetated parts of trails.dont forget to fill up enough gas as stations are hard to find close to manyberries. Keep an eye... More 

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We do feel we are a well-kept secret; I love sharing the history and beauty of this place with visitors who find it awe-inspiring. As you noted it IS very important to ensure you fill up with gas in one of our local communities (Milk River, Foremost), as most of the smaller hamlets in the... More 

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