Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park
May 1, 2020
Southern Alberta Day Trips
From our hotel in Taber, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park is just over an hour away by car. The drive down south along Highway #36 towards the Town of Milk River is spectacular and incredibly serene. Along this quiet country road you'll pass by bountiful fields of canola, potatoes, corn, wheat and barley. You will also cross over Chin Lakes before making your way to Highway #4, the Town of Milk River and the grasslands of southern Alberta.
Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park/ Áísínai'pi National Historic Site is often called a "sacred landscape". Located along the banks of the Milk River, the park showcases a unique landscape that is visually stunning! To quote Alberta Parks, this park "contains the largest concentration of First Nation petroglyphs (rock carvings) and pictographs (rock paintings) on the great plains of North America."
Come prepared, wear sturdy walking shoes, bring sunscreen and a hat, and lots of water! You could easily spend hours at the park walking through the mysterious hoodoos and trails, exploring their Visitor Centre. Book a guided tour and learn first hand from a professional guide about the rock art and rock paintings scattered throughout the park, the flora and fauna in the park and history of the First Nations. You can book your guided tours ahead of time, click here for more information.