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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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Beautiful Foothills Screnery

A must see if passing though Okotoks. Looks itty bitty from the road but quite huge once you are... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
calgarypedro
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Calgary, Alberta
Out of Place

Exactly why this attraction is called Erratic. Sedimentary rock formation in the middle of no... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Judi K
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“black diamond” (9 reviews)
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Off Highway 7 | 10 kilometres southwest of Okotoks, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A must see if passing though Okotoks. Looks itty bitty from the road but quite huge once you are in between the sides. Nooks and crannys to explore. fun free activity

Thank calgarypedro
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Exactly why this attraction is called Erratic. Sedimentary rock formation in the middle of no where, left behind by a glacier just passing through. A great opportunity for the kids to get out and run around; a short distance from Okotoks and Black Diamond.

Thank Judi K
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The Big Rock is just outside our town, Okotoks, and we love going for a walk around it. It is an amazing natural attraction, this massive rock left behind when the glacier retreated. The Blackfoot legend about it is extremely interesting too, but you need...More

Thank Alexandra D
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A very large rock (giving the name for the local Big Rock brewery) left behind somewhat randomly when the glaciers retreated at the end of the last ice age. Great for kids to run, explore and climb on.

Thank Ken D
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Okotoks means big rock which somehow ended up here thousands of years ago. It is well kept by the MD on highway 7 towards Black Diamond.

Thank Willy G
Reviewed 29 September 2017

I was lucky to have visited the The Big Rock - Okotoks Erratic on day with thunderstorms, which turned the sky into a beautiful reddish-orange and provided us with some of the best postcard pictures for the area. Other than that, it is just a...More

Thank Chaitanya S
Reviewed 9 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 7 September 2017 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 6 September 2017

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
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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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