Milk River: Milk River Town to Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park (3 days / 73 km)

Alberta may be landlocked, but there are plenty of waterways to explore. I was thrilled to finally plan a canoe trip on the infamous Milk River. Lewis Meriwether (of the Lewis and Clark expedition) named this river after its opaque and milky appearance. Once you see the water, it’s easy to understand where the name came from. The Milk runs from Montana through the southern Alberta Badlands and is around 1,173 km long.

Paddling 73 km from the town of Milk River to Writing-on-Stone Provincial ...

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