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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  • Wonderful presentations and excellent staff who are committed to preserving the culture and language of their ancestors. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience of visiting Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump...  more »
  • While in Alberta this is a place to go Fort McLeod and the head smashed in buffalo jump a well presented look at the native Americans history it is an insight into the way of the people. Please check ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • A must see place. History going back 9000 years. This is one of those places that you cannot miss. The history and the background stories are fascinating. The museum is well designed, exhibits have thorough explanations and the cliff-top walk is very informative. I also liked the walk below the cliff, have been there twice and would probably go back there again when I next go to Canada.
  • A treasure in southern Alberta‚Äôs backyard. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must see for anyone in the area. Less than two hours south of Calgary.
  • Such a rich historic site for Native (first Nations) history. Painful to hear the narrative of the past. But worth every moment
  • Very interesting and historically informative. You go up to the top floor and explore the buffalo jump, then go back inside for a look at the history of the jump inside the museum. It is very intriguing for kids as there are hands on activities as well as a short film about the jump. The cafeteria has a nice selection of fast foods and prepackaged food and the staff are friendly, though the food is a little overpriced.
  • Amazing!! Beautiful building. Staff and host we're so friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.
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