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Okotoks Erratic - The Big Rock

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Address: Off Highway 7 | 10 kilometres southwest of Okotoks, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
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Fascinating history.

The history around the rock and how it arrived there was very interesting. It was a nice walk out to the rock.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 February 2017
PaulaTerese
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Rochester, New York
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by on way from Black Diamond to let our dog run (on leash). There was still snow on the ground in places and very wet. We were surprised to see there wasn't a lot of dog poop. The bathroom was spotless. For an outhouse I was shocked. Someone obviously keeps it clean often. The mountain view is awesome

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked around this gigantic rock.. very amazing. Hard to belive how long its been here... even witnessed a beautiful moose going through the field...Alberta has disappointed me yet👍

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

For the two weeks we were driving hither and thither, these rocks in a field seemed to get more magical and astonishing - it's not a theme park (thank God) or a long day out, but it's just....really, really interesting....Wonderful.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

It delivers what is promises. It's a big rock in the middle of a field. Neat to see, but you won't be there more than 5 mins.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The history around the rock and how it arrived there was very interesting. It was a nice walk out to the rock.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

As you drive up you see a big rook in the field. I studied geography in university so myself it was interesting to see when you understand how sheets of ice move and what they leave behind. For the average person it might not be that exciting. On a nice day though a quick walk around would be. As a... More 

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Okotoks, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Okotoks Big Rock is just a Big rock, but how it got where it is is a story in itself. I believe the only rock of its kind is over 600 miles away. So this chunk of rock hitched a ride on a moving glacier of ice many years ago. Stop and take a look and read its history... More 

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canadian rockies
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Bizzare boulder dropped by a glacier in a field. Shows the massive power of that glacier. Always a popular tourist spot to stop. Large parking lot, bathrooms, room to picnic or dog walk. Close to Okotoks.

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High River, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Great place to stop and rest or stretch your feet with a short walk with the kids. Public washrooms were clean.

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Thank Kelly L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. Informative history on the 'Big Rock'. Cool to see how far this rock was carried on a glacier befor it's final resting place.

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