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Address: Red Deer River, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

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Have to do it once!

So cool to ride a Ferry in Alberta! And it's free :) Nice history that goes along with it, glad to see its still operating. Looks like there can be a wait sometimes but it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Coquitlam, Canada
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very friendly ferry operator. Ferry on a nice scenic drive. Crosses the red deer river. No charge, just drive on the barge.

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Thank Zathruss
Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was quick but made you think about how it would have been years ago, the operator answered our questions keep it going great piece of local history

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd love to know why they didn't just build a short bridge, but it was a fun experience to park the car on the ferry and ride for about 10 meters?! Ferry master was a friendly (and funny) guy.

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Thank Gregsky
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So cool to ride a Ferry in Alberta! And it's free :) Nice history that goes along with it, glad to see its still operating. Looks like there can be a wait sometimes but it's surprising how many vehicles fit.

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Thank Offload1
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's not faster than using the bridge however it is more interesting. The guy who was running was friendly. It's a short ride but your on vacation so why not, right. We used it on our way back from the Gopher Whole Museum. Kids got a kick out of it and that was the whole point.

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Thank Steve H
Baltimore
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226 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So, this ferry took literally less than five minutes. I appreciate the convenience but I laughed because it was so short. Don't know what the hype is.

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Drumheller, Canada
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A free ride on a cable ferry with a history in a very scenic part of the Red Deer rivee valley. Just follow the Dinosaur trail route

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Thank gary s
Onoway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't plan it but came across this on our touring. Only takes a few minutes but was worth it to chat to the ferryman. Great character and obviously enjoys his job. Would recommend just to meet him. Doesn't cost anything.

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Thank Kiwibird8
Calgary, Canada
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our motorcycle ride we decided to give this little ferry a try. We were lucky as it is was not that busy of a day. This is not that large of a ferry as it just crossing the small Red Deer River. We got across and it was nice way to experience the "Dinosaur Trail".

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Thank Grizzmp
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice slow ride over the river don't get a chance like this very often well worth a ride. What we used before bridges.

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Thank Judy F

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