|Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump|
|Rest area on the path below Buffalo Jump|
|The path leads us up to cliffs of the Buffalo Jump|
|Overview of Heads-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump site|
|Three grand buffalo overlook the interior of the Interpretive Center|
The Head-Smashed-In Interpretive Center is one of the most interesting ones to see. You need to allow yourself lots of time to see all that they have included at the Center. In 1981 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the wonderful job the center does to tell the story of the aboriginal people of this area for over 5500 years. The puts it on the list with the pyramids in Egypt and Stonehenge in England plus others, a very elite list of heritage sites in the world.
|Tipi Village at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump|
There is a compound of tipi's (also spelt teepee) that is not available for public use but is available as an educational site for Sleepover Programs in June for school kids and youth groups. The kids are able to spend the night in the tipi and learn the legends and take a guided walk on the path. They will eat a buffalo stew with bannock for dinner and experience the history, sitting below the cliffs of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, under the stars and overlooking the Plains. I cannot imagine a better way to have a history lesson.
|Beautiful Buffalo at Interpretive Center|
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is located just 18 km west of Fort Macleod, Alberta on Highway 785. I highly recommend anyone that is anywhere nearby that they should see this wonderful Interpretive Center. Click here to learn more on the Center.