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Bleriot Ferry

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Address: Red Deer River, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
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Kinda Neat

A little one-way ferry to amuse you as you tour the badlands area. It is unique in that a small bridge would work just as well but would be a rather mundane experience in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Fitzsidu
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

A little one-way ferry to amuse you as you tour the badlands area. It is unique in that a small bridge would work just as well but would be a rather mundane experience in comparison to this tiny ferry.

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Edmonton, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Learning about the ferries that used to be on the river, as well as riding this ferry was a very interesting experience. The driver was very nice and we had a short conversation on our way across.

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Thank Reuben B
Winnipeg, Canada
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

If you do the loop from Horsethief Canyon the ferry ride is necessary. The operator was a friendly fellow that made the ride a pleasure. The ride takes about 5 minutes in total.

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Montreal, Canada
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74 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Why is this a tourist attraction? It's a way to cross the river without going into town... Anyways, my friend wanted to go... It's a motorized plank of wood that cars drive onto. It barely feels like it's moving and then you drive off on the other side. Voila.

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Edmonton
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Great family activity! We took the Bleriot Ferry across the Red Deer River during a recent trip to Drumheller in October. This is during the "low season", and so the ferry operator seemed excited to have us. He graciously took our picture as we crossed the river.

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Thank canfrequentflyer
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I enjoyed talking with the gentleman who runs the ferry. It's a neat part of local history and, in my opinion, worth the ride.

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Thank Ester K
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Yes, the ferry is a third of the width of the river at that point and no, it is not wildly exciting. However, it is a novelty and kinda fun. It was recommended to us by our son and we weren't going to bother at first but changed our minds and are glad we did. The ferry operator was very... More 

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Thank Mouselady
Sudbury
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

It's free, and an adventure. The older way to cross the river on a cable stayed ferry. A diesel engine pulls you over along the cable. One attendant does all the work. We were the only vehicle on our trip, but it should hold 4 or 6. It is a short crossing of 5 mi uses or so, taking as... More 

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Thank Ontario76
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

It's a raft with a rope. Move along people, nothing to see here. I guess its kinda old. If that interests you, go nuts.

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Thank Tim C
Toronto, Canada
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159 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Cool ferry ride that is free and takes about fifteen minutes. Worth the trip to see and talk to the old gentleman that operates it as he will tell you everything you want to know. The old ferry is located at the heritage museum. This ferry should not be used by large motorhomes and long trailers as you will bottom... More 

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