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Bleriot Ferry

Red Deer River, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Drumheller
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

This ferry is very similar to one in Paynton just up the road from where we live. A nice little ferry on the way to the suspension bridge. The operator was friendly but it's certainly isn't an attraction one would intend to seek out. If you cross it great, if not then nothing missed. Interesting however to discover that this... More

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van
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Its nice they upgraded this to help tourism. I see the old ferry is poised on the road to the museum on the N Dino trail. When I was a kid my stepfather would pay a beer to get across if the guy was actually there.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When you do the northern tour around the badlands you get to cross the river on a 3 vehicle ferry. Asked why it was not replaced with a bridge, was told its 100 years old & they are keeping it running for historical reasons & cost. Just a fun thing to do.

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Priddis, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

not much to tell - it is a short ferry crossing to get to the other side of the river to allow one to continue on the Dinosaur Trail.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We arrived early in the morning so were directed straight on and were the only car, it was a very short crossing but worth a visit for the experience and views. Good photo opportunity.

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Calgary, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A free ferry that offers a quick 2-3 minute trip across the Red Deer River. Friendly staff who know the history of the area & ferry!

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Sherwood Park
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our family (with 4 kids) loved loading onto the ferry and travelling across the Red Deer river by cable.

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Saskatoon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It's not often that those of us who live on the prairies get to take a ferry...so it's a delightful diversion! Well worth taking a little extra time to experience!

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Burnaby, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a cute little cabling pulling ferry that takes your vehicle across the red deer river. Some historical information available on signs. There is a weight restriction for large transport trucks, but I've seen camper trailers etc on it. Short, only a few minutes to cross.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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51 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Worth the 5-10 minute wait to cross the river here. Take photos and enjoy this short ride at this historic site - definitely worth it!

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