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Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park

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Too good to keep hidden!

For some reason, this fantastic park seems to be very little known, even in Alberta. No-one... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Adrian D
Coquitlam, Canada
Breathtaking views

We stopped here and had a picnic, the views are fantastic. The valley is carved by the Red Deer... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Janice W
St. Albert, Canada
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“red deer”(6 reviews)
Dry Island Buffalo Jump is a little known secret gem in the Alberta Parks system. Located near Trochu, Alberta the Park offers breathtaking scenic views of the Red Deer river valley. A favorite spot for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers, the area...more
Highway 21 | Elnora, Alberta T0M 0Y0, Canada
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

For some reason, this fantastic park seems to be very little known, even in Alberta. No-one mentioned it to us - in fact, we only became aware of it when we drove past a small sign while on our way to Drumheller. We decided to...More

Thank Adrian D
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here and had a picnic, the views are fantastic. The valley is carved by the Red Deer river, and it is "bad lands" like, but has much more vegetation and does not look like a desert. This is a historic buffalo jump hunting...More

Thank Janice W
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We try to get to DIBJ at least once a year, mainly to see the wild flower bloom. In that department, there are only two stars: cacti blooms and wild lilies. Our trip today was in very hot weather, so we spent little time on...More

Thank Grimshaw A
Reviewed May 17, 2018

While researching areas around Drumheller we came across the Dry Island Buffalo Jump and Provincial park. This a beautiful view point tucked away 16Km east of Trochu. You drive along farm land then hit a point where the terrain starts to drop off and you...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed September 12, 2017

We went about 26 km round trip to see this buffalo jump and we feel that it was worth the effort. This spot offers a panoramic view of beautiful canyon. The sun was perfect so the area was full of color and the river was...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Excellent view of A canyon driving in. Road down to camping area very steep. Was a gravel road. Do not recommend driving down when road is wet. Had boat launch in camping area. Walking travels not clearly outlined some deep shrubbery areas along trails.

Thank William L
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Not many people including locals seem to know about this place. It used to be a camping spot but then when it became a provincial park only day use areas were allowed. The day use areas have firepits so you can have lunch (assuming no...More

Thank Kent C
Reviewed June 25, 2017

This is one of Alberta's best kept provincial park secrets! Why? Because it really doesn't look like a park. Yes, there are toilets and drinking water and picnic tables and fire pits and a couple of parking lots and a canoe launch (Red Deer River),...More

2  Thank Grimshaw A
Reviewed June 20, 2017

The landscape is unique with rich wildlife and plants, worth a visit for sure. Make sure good hiking shoes and gaiter are on because of the mudding condition all around.

Thank Travelfeet181
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Lovely spot off the beaten path for a picnic or a hike. Beautiful landscapes. Can get hot so dress in layers. No amenities except for toilets.

Thank Emily d
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Les B
November 11, 2017|
Response from Emily d | Reviewed this property |
It is pavement up to the park entrance and then gravel. If you come from the North, you will be range roads all the way (all small gravel roads). Worth the trek though!
Carole C
July 22, 2017|
Response from Travelfeet181 | Reviewed this property |
The area is quite remote and I can only remember lots off trails, waterproof hiking boot is must have. Hiking pole will be a great help, no scramble involve.