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Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

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Address: Highway 21 | Elnora, Alberta T0M 0Y0, Canada
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+1 403-378-4342

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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!!

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Barbara B
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7 reviews
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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!!

Thank Barbara B
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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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 site, and geologically appealing, great vistas. Major Beaver activity and lodges along and in the... More 

Thank Cornelis J
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7 attraction reviews
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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 difficult to find a good one to hike. I believe it's super hot here in... More 

Thank Nora L
Vancouver, Canada
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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 a very nice day use picnic area beside the river. There are hiking trails nearby... More 

Thank GVancouver
Banff, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Dry Island Buffalo jump is almost spooky- one minute you're driving along the seemingly endless, flat grassy plains of Alberta, the next minute you're standing at the end of this truly enormous, incredibly deep canyon that pops up out of nowhere. You can drive down into the canyon itself (if you've got a good car) where there's a meandering river,... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

"Canoeing, mountain biking, hiking ....just about as good as the panoramic view." Our adult children canoed in from 14 kms upstream, it was safe and easy. We had a family picnic in the shade of towering poplars then out for a fun filled mountain bike ride followed by a family hike. All of this was in the realm of reality,... More 

Thank Litenin23
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Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Came here with a hiking group from Edmonton . This is a very nice place to purposely get lost . Check the weather report before going , you don't want to get caught out here in the rain . The ground would be very slippery and dangerous . Hike to the top of Dry Island , have lunch . And... More 

Thank Mikewipf
Portage la Prairie, Canada
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Reviewed 17 June 2015

If you have been to the nearby Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, you'll be accustomed to ammenities such as the visitor's centre, gift shop, restaurant, museum, and guided tours. You will find none of the above at Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park. It is perfect for those who want to get out there and explore, to walk less travelled... More 

1 Thank Nicole B
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

I was given a Travel Alberta book that listed this park but it really didn't do it justice. It's only 2.5 hours from Edmonton and a perfect day out. The heat is desert like so be careful and take some electrolyte replacement sachets. I was drinking a lot of water but suddenly felt very sick, so because I had been... More 

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Trochu, Canada
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

One of the most beautiful places on the planet! Quiet because it is a day-use only park. The colours are different for every season and the flora and fauna are spectacular. Stop at the top lookout for a view of the canyon, then drive down to the riverside for a picnic or some hiking.

4 Thank Sirbill24

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