Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, you will discover one of the world's oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jumps. Listen to Blackfoot guides tell stories of the ancient buffalo hunting culture at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built right into the natural landscape, the award-winning interpretive centre houses five levels of exhibits and explains how the Plains people organized complex communal buffalo hunts for almost 6,000 years as they lived off the land for their survival. Feel the beat of the native drumming and get up close to take a picture of your favourite dancer at the First Nations drumming and dance demonstrations every Wednesday in July and August.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is located 90 minutes south of Calgary on secondary Highway 785, near Fort Macleod.
Open daily year round with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday.