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

Contact Information

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre
Box 1977
Fort Macleod, Alberta
Canada T0L 0Z0
Phone: 1 (403) 553-2731
Fax: 1 (403) 553-3141

Phone toll free in Alberta phone 310–0000 (and ask for Head–Smashed–In 553–2731)

Email (general information) (bookings information) (gift shop information)



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

Regional Map (GIF - 49 KB)

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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.

Legal 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: July 31, 2015