Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, Fort Macleod

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Visit the World Heritage Site of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, which preserves a prehistoric custom of the native people that inhabited the plains. Situated in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the buffalo jump is a cliff used by the Blackfoot tribe to hunt and kill bison. Herding them over the cliff edge, the hunters let the animals fall to their death, dragging them afterwards to a butchering site. Visit the cliff and the interpretive center, and see exhibits about the history and culture of the tribes. To plan Fort Macleod vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site Reviews
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  • October 3, 2017
    I had been to see this historic site about 20 years ago - they have since added more to the site - i.e. walking paths, tours and a very nice facility. Interesting to know why the buffalo jumped off th...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    We weren't sure what to expect at this attraction but glad we visited. The site provides an interesting insite into the historical methods used by the First Nations people in herding buffalo (Bison) t...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    Strongly recommend the guided tour and movie, helps a lot to understand the background and First Nations beliefs!  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    Our visit to Head-Smashed-In was very informative and interesting. Displays, videos and interpreters were all top notch. When we went to the Tee-Pee display I was going to show the two polite young ladies a picture of my arrow head collection on my phone but it was hard to see outside so I suggested we go into the teepee. Well that was enough to suggest the 'Chief wants us to go into the teepee'. I got a pretty good laugh as did my wife. It was a fitting end to our visit.
  • July 6, 2017
    Amazing treasure in the Canadian plains. We had no idea what this place was about, but we're intrigued by the name. Super high quality museum and exhibits. Great movie explaining the history. A must-see.
  • June 30, 2017
    Fascinating museum, short hiking trails, plus kids activities near the teepee (summer only). Kids enjoyed throwing spears much more than looking at museum displays for two hours.
  • June 6, 2017
    Quite an interesting experience. If you're fascinated by the history of our province, make sure to stop by at some point. Very informative and enriching.
  • May 25, 2017
    Very cool place, especially the film. But the souvenirs are kind of pricy. NOT everything is price tagged. otherwise would be a 5 star.

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