Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park

Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park
4.5
The area
Address
NW 36 TW1 range 13, Milk River, Alberta T0K IM0 Canada
Reach out directly

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
165 reviews
Excellent
127
Very good
29
Average
3
Poor
4
Terrible
2

lisaindiana
3 contributions
Aug 2023
I had a terrible experience trying to find this park.

I had 3 GPS devices with me: a Garmin, my iPhone, and the GPS with my Mercedes van. Each device took me to the middle of a farmer’s field.

All thee devices gave me different directions to Writing on Stone park.

I entered Canada from the Sweetgrass US border. All three GPS told me to take my first Right. Then each device took me to the middle of a different field.

There were no signs to the park.

There was no one to stop and ask.

My cell service didn’t work in these remote fields.

I gave up after almost bottoming out in a farmers field.

The park needs to fix the GPS location, add signs, and send out directions with their camping reservation.
Written August 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,642 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
A World Heritage Site since only 2019, the area is sacred to the Blackfoot tribe. It is the largest concentration of such petroglyphs by indigenous people anywhere in North America. The Visitors Center is well laid out and has informative displays. The chap running the place was pleasant and informative. I walked most of the Hoodoo Trail thereafter, the brochure for same thoughtful. It took 15 years to move from nomination for to inclusion on the World Heritage Site list. The wait was worth it.
Written June 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Adventurecurls
Rietberg, Germany268 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We went there to see Hoodoos. But I must say we didn’t see great ones around the Visitor Centre. Maybe we weren’t at the right spot.

Anyway, there are some rock carvings which were interesting to see. I walked with nee daughter from the back to the campground. It’s a lovely walk with interesting rock formations. We even saw some more rock carvings but people really have to focus to get to see them. Nice landscapes.

On a hot day, as it was when we were there. Please make sure to bring something to drink or start an early or late walk if possible. Otherwise it can get really hot, hardly any shade on the path.

Loads of closures along the way due to maintenance and other safety. This was a bit sad.

I’m not sure if the Hoodoos close to Drumheller are better.
Written August 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Celia63
Edmonton, Canada90 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
It’s a great way for hiking. Love the hoodoos and the history behind. Though the writing on the stone faded, it’s great to seeing it!
Written August 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Laurie Lowe
Victoria, Canada9 contributions
Jul 2022
Worth the drive to see. The hoodoos are amazing, and plentiful. If going in summer expect it to be extra hot in around the hoodoos. Make sure to get a map and a guide before you go out. Pictures do not do this place justice as you can't capture the scope and size in a picture. there is a campground that looks amazing there as well.
Written August 1, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Marcia M
4 contributions
Jul 2022
Just to words to describe this place! Astonishing and Amazing!
Highly recommend Writing on Stone PP.
Written July 16, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alicia N
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
It’s cool
At first but the pictographs are a joke and exaggerated
2/3 thirds of the park on other side of milky river which 2/: of that are off limits
Park has limited camping for tents or rvs
The park run by overly protective mom
And there’s absolutely nothing else of interest around the park
Generally I’d say it’s over rated
Written June 21, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Marta
Alberta, Canada9 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
We just went today. Fantastic place. Great scenery and picture spots. We couldn’t do a tour since the park isn’t open for the season yet, but it didn’t matter as we did the hike alone. Highly reccomend. Watch for large bull snakes; we saw 2 massive ones.
Written May 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

vagabond_dreams
Alberta, Canada339 contributions
Aug 2021
We spent one night in a comfort cabin at the Writing on Stone campground near the end of August. They are brand new (in the past year, I believe) and very comfortable. Included in the cabin is a double/single bunk bed, a mini fridge (with a separate door for a little freezer), a small table with two little benches, and another higher table/cupboard. The cabins have electric lights and outlets, heating, a big barbecue, a fire pit, and a very large picnic table under a slatted canopy. The night that we went was particularly warm (I think it went to a low of 12C) and we were so warm in our sleeping bags that we had to open the windows. The only thing I would note is that the "dining" table inside the cabin only had seating for two people, though the cabin has a 3 person capacity.

Staying in a cabin was a great option for a quick visit to the park. We arrived midday on a Saturday and walked the two trails, then on Sunday we wandered around the hoodoos a bit more before doing one of the tours, which was excellent. We had one of those passionate guides that you are lucky enough get once in a while on a tour - it makes such a difference re quality of the experience. Highly recommended.
Written November 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your review.
Written March 16, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Buried Treasure
Vancouver, Canada184 contributions
Oct 2021
Writing On Stone is a World Unesco Heritage Site. The Hoodoos & Stone Carvings are amazing. This is literally in the middle of nowhere. Lots of trails to explore. And they offer guided tours.
Written October 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for your review.
Written March 16, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 156
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

WRITING-ON-STONE PROVINCIAL PARK - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)