The Nose Hill Park Medicine Wheel was created to allow people who are walking and enjoying the park to connect with an ancient site to teach about our relationship with the land and being a steward of the earth.
It is well worth the hike up the hill to visit the Medicine Wheel, and to get a panoramic view of the city skyline. The significance of this site, it was used by plains native tribes as a look out for summer and winter camps. There is a view of the valley and people would look out for game or members of other tribes. (read more here)
The easiest way to get to the Medicine Wheel in the park is to use the 14th Street parking lot, and its a short 5 minute walk up the hill to the site. Continue northwest from the parking lot – there is a radio tower that is a good landmark to know you are heading in the right direction.
Turn into 14 Street Parking lot, follow the road around the bend and park on the upper parking, which overlooks 14th Street
And here is a 360 degree view from the Medicine Wheel. There are many sacred sites and medicine wheels through Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and south into Montana.
It is recommended that you be respectful, honoring the native tradition, and the ancestors who roamed this area, perhaps hunted, and scouted on this hill. Enter from the east, go to the centre to make offerings and say your prayers, and leave by the west opening. Be respectful, and never take anything from the site, as it may be a prayer offering left by someone else.