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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

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Fort MacLeod, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
+1 403-553-2731
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Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump

This was one of the most interesting places we went to at Fort McLeod Alberta Canada. It is run by... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Judy W
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A very Cool experience!

A very unique experience! A lot of History in a well laid out multi level building with an Amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
GreenDingo
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Fort Macleod, Canada
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Located 18 km north & west of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada at a location where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, one of the world's oldest, largest, and best preserved buffalo jumps can be found. Head-Smashed-In - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - has been used continuously by aboriginal peoples of the plains nearly 6,000 years.
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“the cliff” (71 reviews)
“buffalo jump” (81 reviews)
“first nations” (56 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Fort MacLeod, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
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+1 403-553-2731
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the most interesting places we went to at Fort McLeod Alberta Canada. It is run by the Blackfoot First Nations people. It is a really well done interpretive centre built into the side of a hill overlooking the site where the...More

2  Thank Judy W
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

A very unique experience! A lot of History in a well laid out multi level building with an Amazing atmosphere ... Well Done!

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

My husband and I stopped here on our way from Edmonton to Montana...What an awesome experience. We were the only people there so we were able to sit down with one of the workers there named Little Leaf and he was amazing! He told us...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Work trip to continue to learn the history of Alberta's Indigenous people. Stan was our tour guide and did a wonderful job of connecting with our group. Wonderful information: area history, culture, daily life of people in thst time, use of the buffalo by the...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump is a great place to bring the family and spend the day. A wonderful museum inside and an interpretive tour that details the rich history.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This museum/world heritage sight is a little gem in the Alberta plains. We stopped here on our drive up to Banff and spent about an hour or two looking around. There are some great exhibits that teach you about how the plains people used to...More

2  Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Even if you are not a history buff you should see this exhibit both inside and outside (hope that you won't have to stand up to strong winds) . The cliff on the outside and the explanations inside are very enjoyable and educational.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Well set-out building illustrating the lives of the indigenous plains peoples and in particular the Buffalo Jump. The only disappointment was being unable to walk to the 'jump' itself because of the smoke from wild fires.

Thank chmeee5
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Great native history! We went on the guided tour of the jump itself. The tour guide was very informative and knowledgeable! Inside the museum was a lot of info and history about the First Nations people. Definitely a must see!

Thank Cindy L
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This was an interesting and educational museum or interpretive center that a lot of people would like. It offers a modern museum setting and an outdoor hiking scenario as well.

Thank Jon H
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Hello - sorry for the delay in answering. We have a variety of drop in free programs through the summer. These include short building tours, setting up tipi's throwing spears, mock archaeology dig and more. The schedule for... More
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Yes we are - 9am to 5pm. Always up to date hours are available on our website. Thanks & safe travels! The HSIBJ team.
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