Crossing the border into Alberta, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is an easy drive south of Calgary and one of the best-preserved buffalo jumps in the world. The jump was used for over 5,000 years by the local tribes to capture and eat buffalo by driving them off a 36-foot-high cliff.
The three-hour immersion buffalo jump experience is great for kids and adults. Visitors can take part in a traditional Blackfoot blessing, taste dried buffalo meat, re-enact the buffalo jump, and take home an arrowhead as a keepsake. How’s that for history!
The ancient lore of the local people is recent compared to the prehistoric sites at Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta. Continue driving three hours north for some of the best dino-watching on the planet.
The big finds have all been collected for your enjoyment at the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. Be sure to check out Black Beauty, one of the world’s most impressive Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils, as well as the mind-blowing Nodosaur Borealopelta, the newest addition to our knowledge of the dinosaur world, and easily the best preserved dino-beast you will ever see.