One-day itinerary – 3 attractions in southern Alberta
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Getting To Fort McLeod, Head-Smashed-In and Franks Slide
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- Put on a buffalo hide and run with the pack at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
- Come eye to eye with the power of nature at Frank Slide
- Fort Macleod's NWMP Musical Ride a slice of Western Canadiana you don't want to miss
Drive from Calgary: It’s about a 2-hour drive south on the AB-2 S to Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump on AB-785W, another 20 minutes to Fort MacLeod on AB-2 S and AB-3 E. Head west on AB-3 to Frank for a 1-hour drive.
Drive from Edmonton: It’s about a 5-hour drive south on the AB-2 S to Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump on AB-785W, another 20 minutes to Fort MacLeod on AB-2 S and AB-3 E. Head west on AB-3 to Frank for a 1-hour drive.
Drive from Regina: It’s about a 6-hour drive west on the Trans-Canada Hwy/SK-1 W, Crowsnest Hwy/AB-3 W to Fort MacLeod. Consider visiting The Fort first, Head Smashed In second and finishing in Frank.
Morning – Start the day running like the buffalo
Hidden in the last ridge of the foothills on AB-785 to the west is Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, an archaeological site known around the world as a remarkable testimony of prehistoric life. The Jump bears witness to a custom practiced by native people of the North American plains for nearly 6,000 years. Learn about the hunt, the kill, the nomadic way of life and just exactly what’s behind that name.
Early Afternoon – Watch the Red Coats at Fort MacLeod