|DVD Time Code = 00 08 38|
|Location: Hwy 1A, Stoney Native Reservation|
|GPS: 51d 8m 39.6s -115d 0m 14.82s|
|Map / Satellite Image: Google Link|
|Site Name: Sheep Staging #1|
[Alternately, if you are coming from the cliffs at Seebe (see Chapter 12, 01 09 28, and 01 09 38), turn right (north) onto 1X (the road you came in on), go 2.1 km to intersection of 1A; go right (east) 8.8 km; turn right (south) at “Peacekeepers” building, proceed as directed above.]
The park is officially closed during wintertime though access by foot is feasible, weather permitting. You might want to contact Ray Greenwood, (403) 881-2614, for access arrangements, which may require payment of a $5 fee. Security guards in the area have been known to save paperwork by collecting fees from visitors on the spot.
The Stoney, who have distinct cultural ties to the Sioux, are one of western Canada’s proud Native peoples. For centuries, the nomadic Stoney lived in harmony with the land, following the seasonal migration routes of deer and bighorn sheep in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It is believed that the modern day Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney bands all have Stoney roots.
To learn more about the history of the Stoney people, see:
Pictures of surrounding area:
Revised 17 December 2012