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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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If you like big rocks, hoo boy are you in for a treat

Does what it says on the tin: a big old rock with no right to be where it is. Nicely maintained by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
englishinthenorth
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Okotoks, Canada
History is fun

Not to often you get to see a massive boulder left behind from millions of years ago.. This piece... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brent C
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“parking lot” (13 reviews)
“black diamond” (9 reviews)
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Off Highway 7 | 10 kilometres southwest of Okotoks, Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
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+1 403-562-7388
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"parking lot"
in 13 reviews
"black diamond"
in 9 reviews
"take pictures"
in 4 reviews
"wheelchair ramp"
in 4 reviews
"piece of history"
in 4 reviews
"stretch your legs"
in 4 reviews
"great place to stop"
in 5 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 3 reviews
"free attraction"
in 3 reviews
"nice walk"
in 3 reviews
"great for kids"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
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"off the highway"
in 3 reviews
"photo ops"
in 3 reviews
"interesting stop"
in 3 reviews
"ample parking"
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"final resting place"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Does what it says on the tin: a big old rock with no right to be where it is. Nicely maintained by the city for the most part, and a nice picnic spot. If boulders aren't your thing then maybe give this one a miss...More

Thank englishinthenorth
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not to often you get to see a massive boulder left behind from millions of years ago.. This piece of Jasper is something that you'll never see again

Thank Brent C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting to see and read about if you are in the area, but I wouldn't make a special trip. Fortunately when we were there the idiots climbing it didn't fall.

Thank Kathryn H
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

It’s odd to see such a big pile of rocks in the foothills. This is an interesting stop to see the Erratic and read about how it got here. It used to be more impressive when the “arch” was still standing, but is worth seeing...More

Thank Ron M
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Reviewed 9 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
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Reviewed 22 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
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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
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Reviewed 2 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
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Reviewed 2 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
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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
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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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