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20+ Must Visit Nature Attractions in Southern Alberta; To Do Canada

Southern Alberta truly has a little bit of everything. From the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the wide-open farmlands of the prairies, to the unique Badlands with its archeological wonders and ancient dinosaur past.

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13 Places In The Prairies With Names So Weird They’ll Make You Do A Double Take; Stephanie White; Narcity

Time to plan a road trip.

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National Trust for Canada Announces UNESCO Participation for Canada Historic Places Day; Canadian Architect

For the third annual day of celebration, Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Pimachiowin Aki, will celebrate Canada Historic Places Day. The National Trust for Canada is a national charity that leads action to raise awareness for historic places at risk. The charity directs funding to communities renewing historic places, and offers…

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Penner: Variety of sights to explore on classic southwest Alberta road trip; Andrew Penner; Calgary Herald

As we pounced through the powder — in the remote Drywood Valley in the newly minted Castle Provincial Park — it hit me.

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RV Life: Don’t miss Alberta’s head-smashed-in buffalo Jump; RV Daily Report

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Day trips in Alberta from Calgary; Stuart Forster; Go • Eat • Do

Canada – Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

“You’ve been given an upgrade,” are words that travellers love to hear. They were spoken by a member of staff at the Budget car rental station upon my arrival into Calgary International Airport while handing me the key to a Volvo XC90.

The roomy SUV proved a pleasure to drive during my week-long stay in Alberta. Before leaving the airport I tuned the radio to Country 105. It seemed a fitting station for background music while exploring a province that’s renowned for its prairies and Western heritage.

From my base in Calgary’s East Village, I took three day trips to explore Canadian heritage beyond the city’s boundaries. Each of these could easily be expanded into an overnight excursion:

Day trip 1: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

 

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1600-Yr-Old Meal Remains Completely Intact & Ready For a Feast in The Rocky Mountains, Alberta Canada; Philip; How Africa News

Canada – Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

According to a few archaeologists, a 1,600-year-old, deliciously meaty feast has been found still intact. The Rocky Mountains, Alberta Canada, is not only home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and picturesque mountains- the region is now the site of an archaeological discovery. Archaeologists say that they are unable to determine the type of meat and will only be able to provide further details after a proper investigation.

The discovery was made at the foothills of the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. It is close to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Blackfoot First Nation territory. This precipice was utilized for buffalo hunt by indigenous people for over 6000 years.

They did so by driving the wild animals over the cliff edge.

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump: Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage Site; WorldAtlas.com

Canada – Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

A buffalo jump northwest of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of a museum of Blackfoot culture.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is an archeological site found at the foothill of the Rocky Mountain in Alberta, Canada. The site is listed as a heritage site and also houses an interpretive center and museum which highlights the history and culture of the Blackfoot nation. The development of the site was promoted by Joe Crowshoe Sr who was a ceremonial elder of the Piikani Nation. He dedicated his life to the preservation of the Aboriginal culture and strengthened the relationship between the natives and the non-natives managing to save the knowledge and the practice of the Blackfoot nation. The site was inscribed as a world heritage site in 1981 placing it among other world monuments.

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1600-year-old meal remains completely intact and ready for a feast in the Rocky Mountains; Vintage News

Canada – Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

According to a few archaeologists, a 1,600-year-old, deliciously meaty feast has been found still intact. The Rocky Mountains, Alberta Canada, is not only home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and picturesque mountains- the region is now the site of an archaeological discovery. Archaeologists say that they are unable to determine the type of meat and will only be able to provide further details after a proper investigation.

The discovery was made at the foothills of the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. It is close to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Blackfoot First Nation territory. This precipice was utilized for buffalo hunt by indigenous people for over 6000 years.

They did so by driving the wild animals over the cliff edge.

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Places to visit, stay and tour in western Canada – readers’ travel tips; Guardian

Think western Canada and mountains and bears spring to mind. But our intrepid readers have also explored the region’s First Nation heritage and found great places to stay – one without a roof

Winning tip: Falling buffaloes, Alberta

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in south-west Alberta is a Unesco world heritage site with a fascinating history. Herds of buffalo were deliberately stampeded over the cliff’s edge here by the indigenous plains people for nearly 6,000 years. Exploring the visitor’s centre, which is built into the face of the cliff, we learned how the Blackfoot nation relied on the buffalo drive to provide food, shelter and clothing, especially over winter. The hypnotic beat of Blackfoot singing and drumming carried us back to the past. We hiked off-trail with a guide, listening to stories about the days when millions of buffalo roamed the windswept prairies.
Adult £8.80, youth £6, family £23, history.alberta.ca
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