Open Year Round!

Note: We are OPEN on statutory holidays, but CLOSED on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Easter Sunday.



Victoria Day - Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving - Victoria Day


10:00 AM - 5:00 PMCLOSED


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM



10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Severe weather may lead to temporary closures. Check our website and our Facebook page for weather updates and closure notices.


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

Municipal address

275068 Secondary Highway 785

Legal Land Location 

SW 6 - 9 - 27 - W4


  • Adult (18-64): $15
  • Senior (65+): $13
  • Youth (7-17): $10
  • Family (2 Adults + Youths to a maximum of 8 people): $40
  • Child (0-6): FREE
  • Canadian Military and Family (with CFOne card): FREE
  • Canoo (Formerly the Cultural Access Pass program): Discounts available
  • Group bookings (15 or more people): Discount if pre-booked

Payment can be made by cash (Canadian and American), debit, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Please note there is no ATM onsite. 


  • Visitor Information Center
  • Gift shop - Open
  • Cafeteria - Closed for now 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Elevators
  • Picnic tables
  • 1.2 kilometre hiking trail beneath the cliff
  • 200 metre walk upper trail
  • Viewpoints and interpretive panels outside the Centre
  • Handy building map here (pdf 300 kb)
  • limited wheel chairs and strollers 

Food Service

  • The Buffalo Jump Cafe remains closed, but the space is available for use by individuals and small groups
  • Vending machine available

Bus Tour Group Visits

  • For more detailed information see the page for Group Tour Operators 
  • Contact our Marketing Director,  

Gift Shop

  • Our gift shop "Napi's Creations" is OPEN  


  • Only Certified Service Animals are allowed onsite, with documentation from an Approved Certification Organization
  • We encourage you to carry the official documentation with your Certified Service Animal.
  • "Emotional Support Animals" are generally not considered Service Animals.

Visitor Tips

  • Allow at least 2 hours for a complete tour of the Interpretive Centre Exhibits and the Cliff Top Viewpoint. We suggest that you arrive before 3:00 pm, for adequate time to experience the Interpretive Centre and its 7 levels of exhibits.
  • The last showing of the 15 min. feature film, in our Main Theatre, "Pisk'un, The Buffalo Jump", begins at 4:30 pm.
  • Access to the Upper Trail Viewpoint is locked after 4:45 pm.
  • New arrivals to the Interpretive Centre are limited to the main floor exhibits after 4:45 pm.
  • The Interpretive Centre closes daily at 5:00 pm.
  • The Lower Trail remains freely accessible after 5:00 pm and provides views of the cliff, from below, as well as spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes.  
  • Check the local weather before visiting. Severe weather may lead to temporary closures. Check our Facebook  page for updates about closures during severe weather like winter blizzards. 


  • Large parking lot and overflow parking available.
  • Plenty of room for RV (recreational vehicle) parking, tour buses, and turnaround.
  • No overnight parking.