Putters Travels 2007 travel blog

Glacier Erratic. Rock left behind by glacier melt Sorry about poor focus

Story board at rock site

The rest of the story. Path of the glacier with rocks hitching...

Our spot right next door

Longer view of our site


A short drive from Calgary south to Okotoks to visit friends Wayne and Edyie Smith. They own a spot in a RV park south east of town which is where we will be spending a couple of days.

Okotoks is a town situated on the Sheep River, 11 miles south of Calgary. The town is a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership, a cooperative of communities within Greater Calgary. Okotoks has become a popular bedroom community for the city of Calgary. According to the 2006 Census, the city had the highest population growth between 2001 and 2006 across the country. Its population grew by 46% since 2001.

The name was originally pronounced [ˈɑ.kə.tɑks] but is now largely pronounced as [ˈo.kə.toks]. The town celebrated its centennial in 2004

The town, Okotoks, is named after the rocks left behind from glacier melt. Okotoks is the Blackfoot Indian name for rock. This part of Alberta consists of rolling green hills with spotted stands of fir trees. Many small ranches and a variety of farming round out the scenery. Just west of town are the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.



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