Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Markings of Aisinai'pi

Writing-on-Stone/ Áísínai’pi, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a significant cultural landscape. Indigenous people have come for generations to record their experiences, stories and practice their traditions by marking the sandstone cliffs of the Milk River Valley.

On this tour you will be guided by an Alberta Parks interpreter to view the petroglyphs and pictographs. You will learn more of the importance of this place for the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot people) and other First Nations as well as newcomers, such as the settlers and the North-West Mounted Police.

The tour is a moderate walk along an unpaved path that includes some stairs with no handrails. The tour is approximately 800 metres (6-8 city blocks) in length, with 5-6 stopping points with benches along the way and is completed over the period of 2 hours.

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Book It

Meet at: Writing-on-Stone Visitor Centre

Duration: 2.0 Hrs

Effort: Moderate

Fee: Adult (18 and older): $24, Youth (7-17 years old): $15, Children (3-6 years old): $9, Infant (0-2 years old): Free

Tags: Guided Hike
Updated: May 27, 2024