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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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Ok, big rock in a middle of no where. Go look, have a seat and admire it from the distance. Read the information board then walk around.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Akim L
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Calgary, Canada
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes. It's a big rock. Yes it's in the middle of a field but make sure to go if you can! So much neat history goes along with it. Park and then go climb around on it but be careful it can be slippery. Touching a 520 million year old rock is truly awe inspiring. 😁

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Thank Jennifer C
Calgary, Canada
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64 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in to see Big Rock beer's namesake and I was surprised at just how big it is! It really is beautiful up close and worth a stop if you are on the way through the area.

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Thank Erin D
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, big rock in a middle of no where. Go look, have a seat and admire it from the distance. Read the information board then walk around.

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Thank Akim L
Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 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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Thank christiner754
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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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Thank Rhonda M
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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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Thank Cachin N
Calgary, Canada
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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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Thank FlintyDoughy
Rochester, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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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Thank PaulaTerese
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank rantz691
Okotoks, Canada
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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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