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Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park | Siksika, Alberta

Historic Site

The Blackfoot nations and Canada signed an 1877 peace treaty at this natural ford of the Bow River, known for centuries by the Siksiksa people as Sooyooh’pawahko, or “underwater bridge.” The park offers First Nation guides, indoor exhibits, tipi lodging, and ceremonial dances.

The Siksiksa Nation has built a stunning new facility, a gateway to the history and culture of the Blackfoot Confederacy with excellent exhibits and performances.

The park offers various demonstrations, activities and events. Sample traditional food in the restaurant or browse the gift shop's beautiful native art pieces.

Don’t limit yourself to the building… join a Blackfoot guide or take your own self-guided tour of the numerous historic sites around the park with trail markers to explain the importance of each site.

The park is located on the Siksiksa Reserve. The Siksiksa Nation is part of the Blackfoot Confederacy along with the Piikani Nation and Kainai (Blood) Nation in Alberta and the Blackfeet Nation in Montana. They share a common language and culture.

The interpretive centre incorporates the design of the Plains tipi – courtesy Blackfoot Crossing

Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

From Calgary, Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park is located 100 kilometers east on Highway 1 (Trans Canada Highway) and 7 kilometers south on Highway 842 in the Canadian Badlands Region, located on the Siksiksa Reserve.

It's about an hour's drive.

The Siksiksa Nation has built a stunning new facility, a gateway to the history and culture of the Blackfoot Confederacy with excellent exhibits and performances.

The park offer various demonstrations, activities and events. Sample traditional food in the restaurant or browse the gift shop's beautiful native art pieces.

Don’t limit yourself to the building…Visit the tipi village. Join a Blackfoot guide or take your own self-guided tour of the numerous historic sites around the park with trail markers to explain the importance of each site.

Historical Time Period for Site

The park is located at an historical crossing of the Bow River used for centuries by the Blackfoot people

Hours

Summer Hours May-September: Tuesday-Sunday from 9 am- 5 pm. Winter Hours October-April: Monday-Friday from 9 am - 5 pm / Closed Saturday-Sunday

Open Months

Year round