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Okotoks Erratic - The Big Rock

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Off Highway 7 | 10 kilometres southwest of Okotoks, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-562-7388
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Great to see

Good information about how the rock came to be there. Nice place to visit, walk and learn about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Trace2367
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Langdon, Canada
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Very interesting piece of ancient history

Lovely parking lot with bathrooms. Very well maintained short walking trail. Greatly informative... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol N
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Calgary, Canada
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Off Highway 7 | 10 kilometres southwest of Okotoks, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good information about how the rock came to be there. Nice place to visit, walk and learn about the history

Thank Trace2367
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely parking lot with bathrooms. Very well maintained short walking trail. Greatly informative plaques. Shame on the ones who deface with graffiti!

Thank Carol N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a bit of a drive to see a rock in the middle of the farmland. If you have the time or are in the area it is neat to read the story and see the huge boulder. I like geological things but can...More

Thank Lynn T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For those interested, an erratic is material moved by geologic forces. It took 12,000 years for anyone to take notice of these clumps of rock in a Prairie field. To be precise it took the invention of tourists to make this landmark of any note....More

Thank Lloyd B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful erratic. From the road it looks small, but as you walk up to it, it becomes clear how large it really is. It a great place to go for a little walk, and enjoy the scenery.

Thank kyron1
Reviewed 11 July 2017

this is the biggest rock in north america .it was dropped there during the ice age .and came from jasper alberta canada

Thank Wayne C
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Nice to see a big rock in the middle of prairie. We were on our way back to Calgary from Waterton, didn't drive too many extra miles to see it, pretty neat.

Thank TAO H
Reviewed 2 July 2017

It's just a great big rock, but read the signage to get a great lesson in geology. Agree with other reviewers that it should be better protected to keep some of the dumb visitors from thinking its an object to climb on for photo ops....More

Thank Hiker1942
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Although this 'Big Rock' hasn't changed, the area at the parking lot has been improved. It's still a free attraction. But, better signs and information, toilets and a wheel chair ramp to get down to the rocks were added. The mountain views are very pretty...More

Thank seetheworld2014
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Drove through Okotoks. No signs. I don't have cell or GPS. Actually is southwest of town on highway 7. Very impressive, in size and that it was transported here from 400km away, on the top of glacier! Good explanatory signs.

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Response from Kathy M | Reviewed this property |
"During a period of mountain building between 80 and 50 million years ago, the Rocky Mountains were formed from beds of sedimentary rock that were thrust up and eastwards. The source of the Big Rock was discovered by looking... More
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