Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre

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18 kilometres North and West of Fort Macleod on Secondary Highway 785

Stampeding buffaloes can reach speeds of up to 50 km/hour – that’s just one of many things to learn when you visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre.

The site is one of the world's largest, oldest, and best-preserved buffalo jumps in the world. A treasure trove of prehistoric artifacts and information about archeology, the centre's exhibits include a detailed look at the prehistoric life in the area, buffalo hunt ceremonies and the ecology of the region.

To get there from Calgary, head south on Hwy. 2 for approximately 160 km, until you see the signs for Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Hwy. 785 West. The turnoff for Hwy 785 is approximately one kilometre north of the major intersection with Hwy. 3.

  • 100% Non-smoking
  • 15 minimum group
  • 3 hr viewing time
  • AMEX
  • Coach parking
  • Debit Card/Interac
  • Eco-friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Group booking
  • Group rates
  • Guided tours
  • MC
  • Recycle
  • Smoking area(s)
  • Visa
  • Wheelchair access