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Bleriot Ferry

Red Deer River, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Drumheller
Type: Other
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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We toured the Drumheller area for 3 days in Aug. 2013, but stayed in Three Hills (about a 45 minutes away) so that we could save a few dollars in hotel costs and take more of the gorgeous rural Alberta landscape. One of many routes available for the commute was via Highway 838 and the Bleriot Ferry, which neither of... More

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Camrose, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Strange to see in this age and in a landlocked area. Nothing to see though. Tiny river. Good place to stretch and talk to operator for a few minutes. Kids might like getting out for a minute.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It as a beautiful scenic trip to the Ferry, the ride across the river was great. A larger motorhome ahead of us did scrape bottom, getting off of the Ferry. I wouldn't recommend doing it with a longer unit.

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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It was many visits to Drumheller before I knew this place existed. It's a relaxing little ferry ride accross the river. Great photo opportunity and interesting experience. Great people running the ferry too.

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Bleriot Ferry ride is short and sweet. Have your camera ready before boarding. The view of the river is beautiful. When you get off the ferry going towards Drumheller, the viewmofmthe hills is amazing. Well worth the trip.

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We drove all the way out here to see the ferry, but were unable to take it due to the steep decline onto the ferry loading area and how low our car is. There is a sign that warns you about bottoming out, and you should not go if you have a car that sits low to the ground. It... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It's over too quickly, so keep the camera and camcorder handy to record the experience of this rapidly disappearing mode of transportation. Staff are friendly and will give you a quick (very quick) history and engineering lesson. Fun for all ages.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Well, it was no ones fault but because of the high floods , the ferry couldnt operate. It was disappointing because we went down for a drive and didn't find it closed till we actually got down there. It was a beautiful drive anyway and since it was for pleasure only, we weren't sorry we went. We found a great... More

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Alberta
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

As part of our trip after walking through some of horse thief canyon we drove to the ferry, it's only a short ride across but was manned by two friendly gentlemen. Both had a big smile for us and a wave as we left. Well worth going that way.

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Fanny Bay, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It's such a wonderful and pleasurable experience, and even though it doesn't take long to cross, it's a delight and the kids loved it. The ONE staff (an older gentleman) is friendly and eagerly explains little kids' questions. One can either come back or do the 20 km circle back to Drumheller.

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