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Okotoks Erratic - The Big Rock

Off Highway 7 | 10 kilometres southwest of Okotoks, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-562-7388
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This is rare and important geological phenomenon that should be better fenced. We were astonished... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rebecca D
AVOID BATHROOMS!

No toilet paper! And no hand sanitizer! Some genius put SOAP in the container! What kind of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Off Highway 7 | 10 kilometres southwest of Okotoks, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is rare and important geological phenomenon that should be better fenced. We were astonished by the cavalier attitude of many visitors who hopped the low impediment to scrabble upon this beautiful artifact.

Thank Rebecca D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No toilet paper! And no hand sanitizer! Some genius put SOAP in the container! What kind of a moron puts soap without a sink?!? Rock is good though.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really worth while taking the time to see something that is as old as this. Quite a story and piece of science behind this rock that does look so out of place from the Rocky Mountain backdrop. Standing beside it puts it into perspective of...More

Thank Cascumpecage
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Yes. It's a big rock. Yes it's in the middle of a field but make sure to go if you can! So much neat history goes along with it. Park and then go climb around on it but be careful it can be slippery. Touching...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to see Big Rock beer's namesake and I was surprised at just how big it is! It really is beautiful up close and worth a stop if you are on the way through the area.

Thank Erin D
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Ok, big rock in a middle of no where. Go look, have a seat and admire it from the distance. Read the information board then walk around.

Thank Akim L
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on way from Black Diamond to let our dog run (on leash). There was still snow on the ground in places and very wet. We were surprised to see there wasn't a lot of dog poop. The bathroom was spotless. For an outhouse...More

Thank christiner754
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Walked around this gigantic rock.. very amazing. Hard to belive how long its been here... even witnessed a beautiful moose going through the field...Alberta has disappointed me yet👍

Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed 18 February 2017

For the two weeks we were driving hither and thither, these rocks in a field seemed to get more magical and astonishing - it's not a theme park (thank God) or a long day out, but it's just....really, really interesting....Wonderful.

Thank Cachin N
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It delivers what is promises. It's a big rock in the middle of a field. Neat to see, but you won't be there more than 5 mins.

Thank FlintyDoughy
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Heidonield
Please tell me where the big rock in okotoks Alberta came from
1 December 2016|
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Response from Kathy M | Reviewed this property |
"During a period of mountain building between 80 and 50 million years ago, the Rocky Mountains were formed from beds of sedimentary rock that were thrust up and eastwards. The source of the Big Rock was discovered by looking... More
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