Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Beings of the Land

On the sandstone canyon walls at Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi there are pictures that have been painted and carved by the Niisitapi (Blackfoot People). These images can tell us a lot about traditional ways of life of including the First Nations relationships with the ksaah-kom-mi-ta-piiks (beings of the land) including animals found on the prairies of Southern Alberta. Journey with a Parks’ interpreter into the Archaeological Preserve for a family friendly walk to view the pictures and to learn more about the importance of the plants, animals, and the lifeways of the people of the plains.

The tour is a low to moderate walk along an unpaved path that includes some stairs with no handrails. The tour is approximately 600 metres (4-6 city blocks) in length, with 3-4 stopping points with benches along the way and is completed over the period of 1.5 hours.

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Book It

Meet at: Writing-on-Stone Visitor Centre

Duration: 1.5

Effort: Moderate

Fee: Adult (18 and older): $21, Youth (7-17 years old): $13.50, Children (3-6 years old): $8, Infant (0-2 years old): Free

Tags: Guided Hike
Updated: Feb 9, 2024