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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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