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National Historic Sites in Alberta
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump National Historic Site of Canada


Don’t miss this opportunity to see Head- Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a Provincial, National, and UNESCO World Heritage Site. For nearly six thousand years native people stampeded buffalo over these cliffs for food, clothing, tools, and shelter, ensuring their survival and creating the buffalo culture that survives even today among the Blackfoot. Head-Smashed-In is one of the oldest and best preserved buffalo jump sites in North America. Inside our award-winning interpretive centre you will learn from Blackfoot guides about the techniques used in a buffalo hunt and the centuries-old customs of the Plains People.

The site is open year round and is located 90 minutes from Calgary, near Fort Macleod on secondary Hwy #785.

For more information, please contact: 403-553-2731 or check out our website at

Toilets, Accessible

Services: parking available, food services, gift shop, tourist information, picnic facilities, RV parking, hiking trails.