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Bleriot Ferry

Red Deer River, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-823-1788
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Friendly, short trip across the river

The trip was pretty short. The ferry takes turns in each direction. Ensure to slowly get onto and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michael S
via mobile
Little piece of history

We used the Ferry while driving along the Dinosaur Trail. Both my kids had a blast and the ferry... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wen650
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dinosaur trail” (41 reviews)
“red deer” (45 reviews)
LOCATION
Red Deer River, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
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+1 403-823-1788
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"across the river"
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"dinosaur trail"
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"red deer"
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"the loop"
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"beautiful drive"
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"few minutes"
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"fun experience"
in 7 reviews
"worth the detour"
in 5 reviews
"horse thief canyon"
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"horsethief canyon"
in 9 reviews
"take photos"
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"drumheller area"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The trip was pretty short. The ferry takes turns in each direction. Ensure to slowly get onto and off of the ferry. There is no charge.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used the Ferry while driving along the Dinosaur Trail. Both my kids had a blast and the ferry operator even let me daughter operate the ferry and made a certificate for her! Interesting piece of engineering and definitely one of the highlights of the...More

2  Thank Wen650
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have never taken a western Prairie ferry then try this. Expect a wait, this is not a quick, scheduled event by any means. Chat with the other tourists and enjoy. The ferryman is very friendly and chatty.

Thank Karen E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drumheller Alberta has lots of history and local charm with some amazing scenery thrown in for good measure. This historic water crossing with wires on weights and pulleys lets you cross the way they did when the coal mine was open. Fun experience.

Thank chickandbeast
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

This is a small cable ferry to cross the river, it only take 5 minutes to cross and it free. We were the only vehicle on the ferry when we crossed. The loop Road is a great way to see the area.

1  Thank gjsamson
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

It's a very original set up ,it runs from 7:00-11:00 evenings closed during the winter,it's man operated ,runs on wire pulled weights ,it's a defenet must c must must c

Thank Melissa P
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Reviewed January 9, 2018

It was an experience to go on the car ferry which bikers and other cars. It was free and only took about 10 minutes. Saves a bit of time travelling around by road and a great service for locals and tourists.

1  Thank Robin W
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

We enjoyed the free and easy trip across on the ferry. The gentleman on duty was very friendly and informative and gave us some good tourist information. We drove around the other side and saw some interesting places and followed the highway back to Drumheller....More

Thank POLLYANNA57
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

A cute little ferry ride that forces you to pause and savour life more slowly. A nice option to constantly zooming around on highways. The ferry captain was very chatty and friendly to everyone on board. We also had time to talk to fellow passengers,...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

A free, short ferry ride across a shallow river. I found it disappointing that the man running the ferry was not overly friendly nor did he seem to know anything about the ferry.

Thank tj2010
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Maureen W
July 14, 2017|
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Response from Bettyann55 | Reviewed this property |
It is a small ferry so I would have to say likely not.
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Nancy B
June 10, 2015|
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Response from Brian555-YYC | Reviewed this property |
no cost. free trip.....nice treed area to relax in at the site too...bring a picnic
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