|Legislation||Provincial Parks Act|
|Park Size||6,644.79 Acres / 2,689.05 Ha|
|Legal Boundary||Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park|
|Administration / Information||403-647-2364|
|Regional Office||South Regional Office|
|District Office||Writing-on-Stone District|
|Special Designations||National Historic Site|
|Natural Region||Grassland - Dry Mixedgrass|
Grassland - Mixedgrass
|Natural Region Description|
This park preserves spectacular badlands, riparian habitats and grasslands along the Milk River. Writing-on-Stone's landscapes have spiritual significance for the Blackfoot people. The petroglyphs and pictographs on the park's sandstone cliffs are protected as a legacy to this spiritual connection. The park's archaeological preserve, established in 1977, ensures protection of one of the North American Plains' largest concentrations of rock art.
|Land Use Framework Region||South Saskatchewan|
The management plan for Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai'pi was originally intended to cover 10 years. The term was extended until April 2014, based on an assessment of the 1997 Plan. The direction contained in the existing Management Plan will provide for adequate management until a new plan is in place.
Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai'pi Provincial Park is divided into three management zones.
Visitors throughout history have reacted to this spectacular landscape and its ancient past with wonder and awe. The goal of park management is to balance visitation with protection. Access to sensitive areas of the park is restricted. Key features are monitored for impact and disturbance. Ongoing research helps identify ways to better protect the cultural heritage and maintain biological diversity.
As well as being a National Historic Site, Áísínai'pi is also on Canada's tentative list for designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check World Heritage Nomination for more information on the process.