Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump


Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is located 18 kilometres (15 minutes) north and west of Fort Macleod on secondary Highway #785 (paved).

Directions from Calgary
Head south of city limits on Macleod Trail or Deerfoot Trail and continue south on Hwy 2 for approximately 160 km until you see the signs for Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Highway 785 West. The turnoff for Hwy 785 West is approximately 1 km north of the major intersection with Hwy 3. If you cross the Old Man River you have missed the turnoff and gone too far south.

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Map to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive CentreLegal Land Description Location
GPS Coordinates
49 degrees 42 minutes 30 seconds North
113 degrees 39 minutes 7 seconds West
Driving Directions
3 kilometres North of Fort Macleod on Hwy #2 North, then 16 km West
on Secondary Highway #785.











Last reviewed/revised: June 19, 2013