Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park
Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai'pi - UNESCO World Heritage Site, located along the Milk River southeast of Lethbridge, Alberta, is home to the largest concentration of petroglyphs (rock carvings) and pictographs (rock paintings) in this part of the world. These depictions illustrate what life was like for the Áísínai'pi (Blackfoot) people who lived here as far back as 10,000 years ago.
In 2019, Writing-on-Stone/ Aisinai'pi became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The designation recognizes both the exceptional testimony to the culture and tradition of the Niitsitapi and the ongoing conservation efforts made to protect them.
It’s the sixth UNESCO World Heritage Site in Alberta, joining Dinosaur Provincial Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Wood Buffalo National Park, Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
Throughout this tour, you will experience both the petroglyphs and pictographs found along the family-friendly Hoodoo and Battle Scene hiking trails.
Narration is by the park's Blackfoot interpreter Saa'kokoto.