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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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Better then Drumheller Hoodoos

This is just an amazing park, we arrived after the information centre closed and drove into the the camp store, just jaw dropping at every turn with the amazing Hoodoos. We signed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Barrie
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Barrie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just an amazing park, we arrived after the information centre closed and drove into the the camp store, just jaw dropping at every turn with the amazing Hoodoos. We signed up for the 6 pm guided tour of Writing on Stone. After seeing the Hoodoos you can hardly wait for the guided tour which includes the restricted area.... More 

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

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Writing on the Stone for a picnic lunch and to let the kids run around. Free entry and plenty of things to do warrants a good drive to see it. The hoodoos are a great natural formation caused millions of years ago when the area was underwater. There is a small store there for some food and... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding experience! This land was sacred for natives for centuries and you can feel it! We booked a trip to see the rock art, liked it a lot! The guide Becky was awesome, was very interesting to see drawings on a rocks and see wildlife, the butterflies here are huge! There are lots to see and to climb on or... More 

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Gibsons, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Although it was a long 2.5 hour drive to Writing on Stone Provincial Park, it was worth the journey. The park has an amazing amount of hoodoos with a trail through them and we also enjoyed some relaxing time in the day use area of the campground cooling down in the river and the shade. We would highly recommend taking... More 

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Unknown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Upon being told where we were going I wasn't that excited, well how wrong was I! Such a unique place and one of the best beauty nature spots I have been. The history of the place is also very rich, lots of interesting facts and a mini museum worth visiting. Would highly recommend this park, amazing!! Then a trip down... 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; glad you were pleasantly surprised! More 

Pasig, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I was surprised when I saw the stones. I though I was in a different dimension. It was like trip down the memory lane. Too bad the writings are replaced by graffiti by some inconsiderate tourists and are unrecognizable now due to environmental reasons.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

A great must do. Day trip or camping. Can take inner tubes and your swim suits to the river. The hoodoos are natural fun for the kids to explore and great setting to take in the beauty and as well have a picnic or camp. A lot of interesting history, First Nation's people history is here with ancient hieroglyphs amongst... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The park is far away from major urban centers in Alberta which is I guess is a curse (as it may not get as much attention as it should) and a blessing (as you can feel you have it all for yourself). You can go to see the park for its natural beauty - the rocky formations and the coulees... 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. I will be sure to pass your comments along to our Interpretive staff. To note: the exact dates of when the Rock Art was created is not certain. As there are no specific ways to accurately date the Rock Art, we are often left to guess the general ages of the pictographs and petroglyphs by... More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

At last we made it to Writing on Stone. We had heard so much about this place. This is a must see!!!! The guided tour was excellent, out interpreter (Camina) was very knowledgeable about the culture and oral history of the park and her people. This is very suitable for all ages.

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Thank you for your review. We are glad you finally made it to Writing-on-Stone and enjoyed your experience! More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I drove to the park for a day visit and took a guided tour to look at the rock art. I would highly recommend the tour because you cannot access the restricted area without being part of one and the tour is very informative and interesting. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and always willing to answer questions. There... 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. There is Rock Art to see in the public areas (outside the Archaeological Preserve), but you are correct: the concentration of Rock Art is located in the Preserve in effort to protect it. Plus the opportunity to go with an interpretive guide can also provide detail and insight into what viewing the Rock Art alone... More 

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