Take Care of Yourself
To avoid heat exhaustion
- Drink plenty of water. During hot weather, drink a minimum of four litres of water a day.
- Help the environment! Bring your own reusable water bottle which you can fill at the park.
- Wear a hat, appropriate clothing, sunscreen and sturdy footwear.
- Avoid exertion during the hottest part of the day.
- Take frequent breaks in a cool or shaded area to let your body cool off.
- Avoid foods and drinks that increase dehydration like salty treats, caffeine and alcohol.
Take Care of Wildlife
- Prairie rattlesnakes are very timid creatures, contrary to popular belief. They try to escape from humans if given the chance. Leave them alone and they will leave you alone.
- Watch where you are walking. Stay on the trails and out of long grass. Examine an area before you sit down to rest.
- If you hear a rattling sound, do not move before you know the snake's location.
- Rattlesnakes info and safety tips
Always enjoy wildlife quietly, from a distance. Never surround, approach or feed wild animals. Give wild animals room to escape.
Alberta's parks regulations help protect people and parks.
We all share responsibility for protecting and respecting Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai'pi - the plants and animals, habitats and formations, and rock art.
This sacred landscape is extremely fragile.
- Please stay on trails at all times to prevent soil erosion and damage to plants and landforms.
- Do not deface rock art or landforms.
- If you see artifacts, please leave them in place. Contact park staff.
- Damaging any cultural resource, including rock art, may result in a $50,000 fine and a one-year jail sentence.
Public tours and interpretive programs at Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai'pi are an important educational tool. They help visitors appreciate and understand this landscape and the need for responsible stewardship.
Public Safety Concerns