Our little piece of the Grand Canyon – Alberta style…

Our little Grand Canyon...

Our little Grand Canyon…

Since exploring Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in southern Alberta, I was curious to explore one of the more northern jumps found in Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park. The park is located approximately an hour and a half northeast of Calgary, near the little town of Trochu, Alberta.   Unlike the rolling plains near Head-Smashed-In, Dry Island is situated in the Badlands of Alberta creating an amazing backdrop to the history surrounding this area.  It is hard to believe that just above the range is the flat prairie landscape.

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

Walking along the ridge...

Walking along the ridge…

Some interesting information...

Some interesting information…

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

Hiking down to the river valley, with the buffalo jump in the distance.

Hiking down to the river valley, with the buffalo jump in the distance.

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Categories: Around Alberta, Central Alberta, Road Trip Pictures

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4 replies

  1. Fantastic views here – I’ve been to Head-Smashed-In but not Dry Island…I’d say Head-Smashed-In doesn’t hold a candle in terms of the outstanding scenery here.

  2. Interesting Post. We are checking out the Alberta Badlands for the first time next week and enjoying reading through your adventures.

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