Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Parks Research and Management

Information: 403-647-2364
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Park Management

Classification Provincial Park
Legislation Provincial Parks Act
Park Size 6,644.79 Acres / 2,689.05 Ha
Legal Boundary O.C. 408/2011
Administration / Information 403-647-2364
Regional Office South Regional Office
District Writing-on-Stone
Special Designations National Historic Site
World Heritage 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
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Updated: Oct 11, 2019