Writing on Stone Provincial Park is located approx. 1 hour 22 minutes south east of Lethbridge AB.
Among the hoodoos are the petroglyphs that depicts a great battle. Since the drawings show guns and horses, we know that this battle would have to have taken place after 1730 because those items were introduced into the area until around that time frame.
Although there are theories of when and which battle it refers to, it seems to have taken place in the late 1800’s, as one of the most decisive Aamsskaapipikani victories.
The trails are easy to follow and will take you back in time to a world of history and mystery.
p.s. As you wander through the trail, beware of your stepping and hand placement….. Rattlesnakes are in the area.
More photos from this day – A Visual Experience
After a short 7-10 min walk from the parking lot, you’ll come to the end of the trail, which leads you onto a dock outstretched onto the water where you will face a small rock cliff with the petroglyphs, named K’ak’awinon. There are 9 designs in total and historically, it was the Hupacasath First Nations that occupied this region.
Its hard to date petroglyphs due to erosion, but its accepted by the professionals that these particular designs could be as old as 10000 – 14000 years old.
Could you imagine being the person that discovered these and the excitement it would have brought?! … Meanwhile a few hundred feet away, some guy with hand tools is walking away….. 😉