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Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

Address: Range Road 130A | Milk River, Alberta T0K IM0, Canada
Phone Number: 403-647-2364
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Ranked #48 of 698 Attractions in Alberta
Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, State Parks, Outdoors
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Nelson, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We are so happy we took the time to come to this park! The highlight was Stella's tour to the (restricted) archaeological area and her personal explanations and teachings about the petroglyphs. She is an excellent guide. Though we didn't have time to hike all the park, we will certainly be back to hike and camp!

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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Having never heard of "Writing on Stone" until this year, I was blown away by how incredible the place is... And yet no one seems to know about it! It blows Drumheller out of the water for sure. Having once been underwater, the rock formations are amazing and with the ability to walk within the Hoodoos, climb them, camp there... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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31 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Writing on Stone Provincial Park has been on my bucket list for years and did not disappoint. There is a great museum/giftshop, and guided tour. For 12.00 each the guided tour is well worth doing. We had a native guide take us to otherwise out of bounds petroglyphs carved into sandstone cliffs. The guided tour is the only way you... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Stayed a couple of days at Writing on Stone Provincial Park at the end of a recent road trip. So how could we enjoy the breathtaking scenery and ancient history while overnighting with no RV or camping equipment? Simple, we booked one of the three Comfort Camping Tents available at this park. A delightful way to camp! Fully furnished and... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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54 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
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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