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Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

Highway 21 | Elnora, Alberta T0M 0Y0, Canada
+1 403-378-4342
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Worth The Stop

We went about 26 km round trip to see this buffalo jump and we feel that it was worth the effort... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Dry island Buffalo Jump

Excellent view of A canyon driving in. Road down to camping area very steep. Was a gravel road. Do... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
William L
Edmonton, Canada
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Highway 21 | Elnora, Alberta T0M 0Y0, Canada
+1 403-378-4342
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We went about 26 km round trip to see this buffalo jump and we feel that it was worth the effort. This spot offers a panoramic view of beautiful canyon. The sun was perfect so the area was full of color and the river was...More

Thank J-W
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent view of A canyon driving in. Road down to camping area very steep. Was a gravel road. Do not recommend driving down when road is wet. Had boat launch in camping area. Walking travels not clearly outlined some deep shrubbery areas along trails.

Thank William L
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Not many people including locals seem to know about this place. It used to be a camping spot but then when it became a provincial park only day use areas were allowed. The day use areas have firepits so you can have lunch (assuming no...More

Thank Kent C
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This is one of Alberta's best kept provincial park secrets! Why? Because it really doesn't look like a park. Yes, there are toilets and drinking water and picnic tables and fire pits and a couple of parking lots and a canoe launch (Red Deer River),...More

1  Thank Grimshaw A
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The landscape is unique with rich wildlife and plants, worth a visit for sure. Make sure good hiking shoes and gaiter are on because of the mudding condition all around.

Thank Travelfeet181
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Lovely spot off the beaten path for a picnic or a hike. Beautiful landscapes. Can get hot so dress in layers. No amenities except for toilets.

Thank Emily d
Reviewed 31 October 2016

visited 10 & 20 Oct.2016 - very well keept national parc! Bisons, elks, mooses, great nature (also when snow....!). Different hikes possible. Had a gread time there!!

1  Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We drove approx. 190km north of Calgary. Nice day's outing. Enjoyed the freedom of an undeveloped site, hiking is just following wild life trails, or no trails at all. Very few visitors, "have it for yourself" feel. This is an ecological niche, First Nation Heritage...More

1  Thank Cornelis J
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Due to special geographic infrastructure, it's super beautiful in Fall. It's a good place to good to see Fall colors. Less people here than Banff or Kananaskis. A good place for camping and BBQ as well. Trails are not marked so one may find that...More

1  Thank Nora L
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The story behind the Buffalo Jump is compelling but really it is the scenery that makes it worthwhile. The Park has put up a few information placards about the buffalo jump but it won't take more than a few minutes to read them. There is...More

Thank GVancouver
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Carole C
23 July 2017|
Response from Travelfeet181 | Reviewed this property |
The area is quite remote and I can only remember lots off trails, waterproof hiking boot is must have. Hiking pole will be a great help, no scramble involve.