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Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

Welcome to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park.

Writing-on-Stone is a sacred landscape. The Milk River valley has the largest concentration of First Nation rock carvings – rock paintings in North America.

Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park is located about 100 kilometres southeast of Lethbridge, Alberta or 44 kilometres east of the community of Milk River, and straddles the Milk River itself. It is one of the largest areas of protected prairie in the Alberta park system, and serves as both a nature preserve and protection for a large number of aboriginal rock carvings and paintings.

  • The World Heritage Committee has recognized Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi Provincial Park as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its immense cultural and spiritual significance.
  • The park contains the most significant concentration of protected First Nations’ petroglyphs (rock carvings) and pictographs (rock paintings) on the Great Plains of North America.

.The provincial park is synonymous with the Aisinai’pi National Historic Site of Canada.