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Address: Red Deer River, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada

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Fun to experience one of the last pulley ferries. Free to experience and adds to taking in the beautiful Deer River Valley.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Arwe T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fun to experience one of the last pulley ferries. Free to experience and adds to taking in the beautiful Deer River Valley.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been on many ferries living on the island in the past. But had not been on a cable ferry before. Good to experience for giggles and time to spend with family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this! Really unusual. The guy running the ferry was friendly and helpful. The kids loved it...

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Thank boogiebeebie
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So when my sister told me we were going to drive on a Ferry I was like NO WAY I am not doing that. Then we pull up to this little river and I was really wondering what was going on. It was a short but fun experience and the ferry guy was awesome.

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Thank Anna T
Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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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