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

Special Events 2015

Special Events 2015 (PDF - 1.2 MB)

Dancer at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre

HIKE TO THE DRIVE LANES

May through October, first Saturday of the month, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m (Four hour hike)

Hike to the ancient drive lanes with our Blackfoot guides. Hear stories of how the plains people hunted the mighty buffalo. Participants should be prepared for an off-trail hike and dress appropriately for inclement weather. Bring your lunch and water bottle. Please register in advance as space is limited. This program is not recommended for small children. Phone 403-553-2731. Regular admission plus $5 program fee per person will apply.

  • May 2 - Moon of the Flower/Crocus
  • June 6 - Moon of the Longest Day
  • July 4 - Moon of the Berry
  • August 1 - Moon of the Buffalo Rut
  • September 5 - Moon of the Leaves Falling
  • October 3 - Moon of the People Going to Winter Camp

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

Sunday, June 21

In the “Moon of the Longest Day”, we celebrate First Nations’ contribution to Canadian society. Experience the sound and spectacle of drumming and dancing. Interact with our performers. Listen to Blackfoot elders tell stories about the plains buffalo culture. Guided facility tours, a live display of Alberta Birds of Prey, traditional hand game demonstrations, and indigenous food sampling are all included. Try your hand at Atl Atl throwing, an ancient hunting technique.

DRUMMING AND DANCING ON THE PLAZA

Every Wednesday in July and August

Two performances daily: 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Experience authentic First Nations culture. Our best native dancers perform to the beat of Blackfoot drumming and dancing connect us with the ancient buffalo hunting culture. Sit with a Blackfoot elder, interact with the performers and take some memorable photos.

BUFFALO HARVEST DAYS

Friday to Sunday, September 25 to 27

The ancient buffalo harvest is a very important story that is told at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. Celebrate Alberta Culture Days Saturday September 27: Join our Blackfoot guides on a guided tour through the building. Participate in our ever popular “Living off the Land” artifact demonstrations. Taste buffalo themed cuisine from our cafeteria. Sit with an elder and hear stories about the plains people long ago. Watch First Nations artists demonstrate their skills and display their artworks. Sale discounts in our gift shop for all three days! Free Admission all three days. Shuttle bus service and cafeteria open.

 

Last reviewed/revised: July 13, 2015