Writing On Stone Provincial Park

Winter at Writing On Stone Provincial Park

Writing on Stone can be a hot and dry place in the summer but winter is usually cold and dry, not this winter.  With all the crazy snow that we have gotten it looks more like Alaska than southern Alberta.

Was heading down to camp for a couple days but the campground is not accessible as there is so much snow. So instead just spend day there exploring and taking some pictures.

About Writing On Stone Provincial Park

Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park is located about 100 kilometres southeast of Lethbridge Alberta Canada. It is located on paved roads 44 kilometres east of Milk River Alberta. Located along the Milk River just north of the United States border.

It is one of the largest areas of protected prairie in the Alberta park system. It serves as both a nature preserve and protection for many First Nations (indigenous) rock carvings and paintings. The park is sacred to the Blackfoot and many other aboriginal tribes.

On July 6, 2019, Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its UNESCO application was filed under the name Áísínaiʼpi, a Blackfoot language word meaning “it is pictured / written”.

The provincial park is synonymous with the Áísínaiʼpi National Historic Site.

Sweet grass hills
After the storm as the clouds break
deer snow
Some deer enjoying the shelter and quiet of the park

There are not a lot of trees in the park. In fact the Hoodoos provide more cover in the park for wildlife then the trees do.

Writing on Stone
Writing on Stone in Winter
Writing on Stone
More snow
Writing on Stone
LOTS of animal tracks

Prints available for purchase at my art gallery

Picture of the Lethbridge high level bridge at night linking to the Lethbridge art gallery of Paterson Photography

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