Head-Smashed-ln Buffalo Jump

A UNESCO world heritage site, it is one of the oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jumps of North America. For over 5,000 years, bison were driven to their deaths over this cliff. They provided most of the necessities of life for the Plains First Nations tribes: meat, hides for clothing and shelter, and bone for scrapers and needles. A visitor centre contains shows films and exhibitions about the First Nations populations, whose survival depended on this hunting method.

Useful information


Spring Point Road, T0L 0Z0 Fort-Macleod


+1 403-553-2731


15 $

Opening hours

early Sep-mid May: 10am-5pm; rest of year: 9am-5pm - closed 24-25 Dec, 1 Jan and Good Fri - may be closed due to extreme weather conditions