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 visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site and other attractions in Fort Macleod, use our Fort Macleod itinerary builder.
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  • A year ago before visiting, I questioned whether Head Bashed In should be a World Heritage Site, and received many angry almost abusive comments in reply. After deciding to actually visit the site, I ...  more »
  • Very interesting site and the information was very well presented using both written and audiovisual methods.  more »
  • The museum gave a good opportunity to understand the history and the culture. The exhibits and models were great.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Very cool place, especially the film. But the souvenirs are kind of pricy. NOT everything is price tagged. otherwise would be a 5 star.
  • Wonderful opportunity to learn the history of the people and the area. Our guide Little Leaf did a great job!
  • Absolutely fantastic. Would recommend it to everyone. First class.👍👍
  • Very respectfully portrayed. I love the layout. It made it interesting and informative to go through. Going on Family Day was also a lot of fun because of all the extra things going on.