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Bleriot Ferry

Red Deer River, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Drumheller
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Saskatoon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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Calgary, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've been on this Ferry a few times over the years, and I'm glad its still operating for the tourists..! Its such a pleasant drive through the Drumheller valley, and if you want a piece of the past, here it is..! The operator Phil, was really friendly and we had a fun chat for the few minutes it took...

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Ponoka, AB
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Road construction (and impatience) had us devoured to the ferry crossing - and we were glad it did. It's a quick one, but unexpected in the middle of the prairies. One word of caution: the approach and departure angles for boarding are quite steep. My truck and trailer sit fairly high and I was within inches of scraping (if it... More

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Delta, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It is a novelty in the area to go on the small ferry. It goes back and forth continuously, so very little wait time.

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Gatineau, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We used the ferry travelling on the North and South Dinosaur Trail. It was nice to see a different kind of ferry. Operator explained to us how it works.

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Alberta, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

What a fun activity to do with your kids! And it's free! It took me back to my childhood and going on a ferry. Thanks for keeping it and for letting it be free to use! The man who operated it was very nice, too.

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Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A great stop and way more fun than a bridge. Ferry operator was friendly and knowledgeable. We came this route on our way to Royal Tyrell and got a great trip through the hoodoos. A must see if in the area.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This old ferry is surrounded by the amazing Badlands scenery. The ferry operator is very friendly and accommodating. We crossed as part of a large group of cyclists and he was great!!

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