Photo Essay

Dry Island Buffalo Jump, Alberta, Canada

Dry Island Buffalo Jump

My Mom and I went on a photo safari today out to Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park. This provincial park is located in Central Alberta, Canada, about 103 km (64 mi) southeast of Red Deer. The park runs along the Red Deer River and features badlands topography. Its name derives from the large plateau in the middle of the park, 200 m (656 ft) above the Red Deer River, which has never been developed by humans and retains virgin prairie grasses.

The park is the site of an ancient buffalo jump, where Cree native people drove bison over the cliffs in large numbers to provide for their tribes. It's amazing to see at anytime, but with the fall colours on a gorgeous autumn day it was spectacular. We also saw many birds, two coyotes and a plethora of tourists. lol It was a fabulous day spent with my Mom. That's her in the red sweater just taking it all in.

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  • Cassandra Bould

    Cassandra Bould gave props (29 Sep 2008):

    Wow, fantastic photos, what a beautiful place!

  • Dee Brown

    Dee Brown said (1 Oct 2008):

    These are fantastic photos. And such a beautiful place to visit. I didn't realize that Canada had this kind of terrain. Absolutely gorgeous. This reminds me of the Palo Duro Canyon Area around the Texas Panhandle near Amarillo. Flat then just drops off. Your right about the fall colors. Good contrast and subject. You got my vote Cindy.

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