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Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

NW 36 TW1 range 13, Milk River, Alberta T0K IM0, Canada
+1 403-647-2364
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A Gem

My wife and I visited this park as a result of a friend's recommendation. It was very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ChrisH59911
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Bigfork, Montana
Unique and fun!!

Family trip with our teenagers. Had a great time in this unique landscape. Lots of paths and trails... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
John F
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Fredericton, Canada
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NW 36 TW1 range 13, Milk River, Alberta T0K IM0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this park as a result of a friend's recommendation. It was very interesting and well worth the time we spent there. The hoodoo formations were very interesting, but the tour of the petroglyphs provided by park staff were exceptional. The...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Family trip with our teenagers. Had a great time in this unique landscape. Lots of paths and trails through the hoodoos. We were a little late in the season so the tourist information building wasn't open, but they had some great pamphlets to include a...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your review John; glad you and your family had a good time. Do note that our Visitor Centre is open during the 'off season' by pre-booked appointment on weekdays.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

So far south in Alberta it is often over looked and such a beautiful hidden gem. I have been here several times and every time is like the first time. There is a well equipped playground/campground on site with a nice beach to the river....More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This was my third time visit writing-on-stone Provincial Park. I brought three visitors two od which were from Europe. Everyone in the group really enjoyed the scenery and the interpretive hike. The sunset was unbeatable reviews for spectacular. I will definitely be going back here....More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

2nd time here. Really neat place. So unique. If u like " different ". Great guides. Great info. Do some research. We had a picnic .

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Did the self-guided hike through the hoodoo rock formations and along the Milk River during the morning in early September (when the weather was cooler). It's a there and back (vs. loop) interpretive trail with 12 exhibit stops along the way. Distance each way is...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Writing on stone national park is a great place! We had loads of fun and the hiking trails were quite fun. The writings on stone are quite impressive but sad to see that people have been making their own writings and destroyed some of the...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

First up you are blown away by the amazing rock formations along the Milk River. Then you see the petroglyphs and are astounded all over again. If you can, pay for the guided tour. Becky was great and so knowledgeable. If you don't want to...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This was our second trip to Writing on Stone. I love history and wanted to see some these ancient petroglyphs for myself. The first time we visited (many years ago) we took the self guided tour and found it to be ok. Later I checked...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for your review; glad you enjoyed the tour!

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Laura gave an excellent "WOS 101" tour to our group in mid-August. Although I preferred the evening Rock Art tour two years ago, the WOS 101 is a good compromise for the dangerous midday heat, children with short attention spans, or for those just wanting...More

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Suzanne L, Front Office Manager at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2017

Thank you very much for your review. The WOS101 tour was specifically designed to mitigate exactly the issues you mentioned. Though it isn't an in-depth Rock-Art tour we wanted to still give folks a taste of that information mid-day when, as you likely know, the...More

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Marj A
28 July 2017|
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Response from Suzanne L | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. The cell reception is spotty at Writing-on-Stone; you can only get good service at prairie level. Thus on the tours and in the campground/day-use area there is limited-to-no service. The tours... More
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janet j
1 July 2017|
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Response from Suzanne L | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. The Rock Art tour is only about 2-3 city blocks in length, done in approximately and hour and a half. There are benches at each stop to sit down at. That said, the tour does involve steps and is... More
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Ginny B
24 May 2017|
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Response from Suzanne L | Property representative |
The Milk River can be a great place for individuals wanting to recreate. That said, by the end of August river levels are usually quite low and typically not suitable for canoe or kayak use. Mid-May through mid-July is... More
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