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Okotoks Erratic - The Big Rock

Off Highway 7 | 10 kilometres southwest of Okotoks, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-562-7388
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The Big Old Stone

In the middle of fertile land without any stone suddenly raises this big rock. It is always nice to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vladimir K
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Calgary, Canada
Rock your day!

I always take my visitors to this huge rock. It's a great experience to see it with their own eyes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gernates
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“parking lot” (13 reviews)
“ice age” (9 reviews)
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Off Highway 7 | 10 kilometres southwest of Okotoks, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the middle of fertile land without any stone suddenly raises this big rock. It is always nice to stop and walk around but there is no hot coffee or any food around. Still the experience is special and I would recommend visiting this unique...More

Thank Vladimir K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always take my visitors to this huge rock. It's a great experience to see it with their own eyes from close up.:: it is so much bigger then when you see it from the highway. Great to take pictures of it and tell people...More

Thank gernates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see in the local area - Out of town visited always wonder how it got there - !! Easily accessed and ample parking, even for RV's and travel trailers

Thank mpwrider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very big rock and has a very interesting story to go with it. Never even knew what an erratic even was before. With me visiting Okotoks which means Big Rock, it was a must see site.

Thank vagabondginger
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little stop on road trip. Fun to climb, walk around and read about. Will be back to climb on again.

Thank deathracerJH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like walking around a bit of the ice age right in southern Alberta, mountain rocks in the midst of the prairies!

Thank ttsdahms
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We like bringing visitors to see this amazing geologic marvel. It's very grand, but also demonstrates so well the enormous power of the glaciers. The parking area is good, and they have pit toilets there. Also, there are very complicated stairs, which include a wheelchair...More

Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Good information about how the rock came to be there. Nice place to visit, walk and learn about the history

Thank Trace2367
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Lovely parking lot with bathrooms. Very well maintained short walking trail. Greatly informative plaques. Shame on the ones who deface with graffiti!

Thank Carol N
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

It is a bit of a drive to see a rock in the middle of the farmland. If you have the time or are in the area it is neat to read the story and see the huge boulder. I like geological things but can...More

Thank Lynn T
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Heidonield
30 November 2016|
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Response from Kathy M | Reviewed this property |
"During a period of mountain building between 80 and 50 million years ago, the Rocky Mountains were formed from beds of sedimentary rock that were thrust up and eastwards. The source of the Big Rock was discovered by looking... More
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