Alberta is a special province with incredible sights and a rich history – though few places as informative as Áísínai’pi or Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park, a sacred and impressive site and campground on the edge of the Great Plains.
Located 3 and a half hours northeast of Calgary, this stunning destination was given a world heritage designation by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and is highly regarded for its stunning views.
Here, visitors can enjoy a camping experience unlike any others, surrounded by hoodoos, unique rock formations and towering trees – but that certainly isn’t all.
In addition to swimming, hiking and lounging, guests can also take a walking tour where they’ll learn about the cultural significance of the area.
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Dating as far back as 5,000 years, Writing-On-Stone is famously home to a collection of rock carvings and pictographs detailing day-to-day activities, spirits, battles and the journey of the Blackfoot (Siksikáíítsitapi) people.
These 50 sites range from single carvings to hundreds of entries and have become a popular place for traditional ceremonies, vision quests and prayer – so while it’s worth a walk-through, it’s incredibly important to be respectful.
For more information on Writing-On-Stone, or to book a campsite, you can do so here.
There’s nothing else like it!
WRITING-ON-STONE PROVINCIAL PARK, ALBERTA
Where: NW 36 TW1 range 13, Milk River, AB
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