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Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

Milk River | Box 297, Alberta T0K IM0, Canada
403-647-2364
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Ranked #75 of 989 Attractions in Alberta
Type: State Parks, Historic Sites
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Spruce Grove, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Writing on Stone took my breath away. I never knew we had such a beautiful treasure in our own backyard. The Provincial Camp ground is very clean and well maintained. The beach area for the Milk river has a great sandy area for kids to play. The river does have a current so everyone must keep that in mind but... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This park is a bit out of the way, but so worth the drive. We went for the day to hike hoodoo's and enjoyed it immensely. The weather was very hot, so we went early in the day. The interpretative trail was a perfect hike for a family with kids. We had a toddler and 11 year old with us... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Go early to have the entire park to yourself. That's what I did and it was just spectacular. The river flowing through the valley with hoodoos scattered for miles. Quite a fascinating site. I get chills just writing about this. The parking can be a little confusing. There is a parking lot near the end which is where I went... More

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There are those who doubt the verbal history of the North American native peoples. The reality of history recorded at Writing on Stone Provincial Park cannot be denied. Walking in the park in the midst of the hoodoos is a wonderful experience. Ghosts and history combined - all that is required is a little imagination.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The park is set up for walkers, but also had a bus tour to the actual area of the writing on stone, which was a sacred native areas for thousands of years. The interpreter was very knowledgeable and patient, what with all the questions asked of her. Don't pass this one by, it's 42 Kms East of milk River, AB,... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I had heard of this park many times but now I see why everyone says to GO. While driving there I was a little concerned as you are out on the flat prairie. But suddenly you take a turn and start to head towards the river and out of nowhere, the most amazing view! The hoodoos are so incredible AND... More

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Fort Macleod, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A bautiful place full of Blackfoot history. Great self-guided centre and the trails lead you to the hoodoos. It's a shame that some visitors feel the need to carve their own pictographs or names in the sand stone but i guess not everyone appriciates the beauty of nature or culture. "A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin... More

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Shelby, Montana
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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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64 reviews 64 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 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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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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