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Address: Red Deer River, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

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Does not take long to cross

My nephew said he did not believe in Ferries and now he has to. I always supported maintaining these modes of river crossing because you can typically pay a lifetime of salary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
PMahdis
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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229 reviews 229 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My nephew said he did not believe in Ferries and now he has to. I always supported maintaining these modes of river crossing because you can typically pay a lifetime of salary for the operator and more compared to the cost of a new bridge. In this case, however, just having two ferries in a row and some planks would... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

fun road trip, dropping out of the prairies, along the hoodoos, to this quaint crossing...10 minutes later your across...free of charge...no reason to do it other than.."just because"

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Drumheller, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The free cable ferry ride over the Red Deer River is well worth the detour. If you have a choice, approach it from the south entrance. First, the view is stunning when you turn that last bend into the valley. Second, if it's quiet with no vehicles waiting, the south end has the button to call the ferry master to... More 

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Drumheller, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

When you're in Drumheller, make the Dinosaur trail loop and make your way to the ferry over the Red Deer River. It's not much for the adults but the kids will enjoy it. Turn left when you get to the top of the hill to get back to Drumheller.

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Then go west/north to the Bleriot Alberta Historic cable-ferry ride . Drive onto the ferry and you are almost halfway across the river. Its a short ride; but, nonetheless, it is still a great ride for a sunday afternoon.

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Gravenhurst, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

While touring the hills and Hoodoos of this area, we took this ferry to cross the Red Deer River. The ferry runs on cables, is slow, very scenic and free! It is about a 10 minute (well worth it) ride. Lots of history too!

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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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
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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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