Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Louise’s brother Rob and his family came for a visit and we all went on a tour of southern Alberta together. Although the highlight of the trip was a visit to Waterton National Park, the first stop was at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. This is a very impressive museum (and a Unesco World Heritage Site) that is way off the beaten path in the middle of a massive expanse of rural farmland. We really enjoyed the tour of the museum but also took advantage of the opportunity to walk around outside to see the actual Buffalo jump area too. It was a cloudy grey day yet the scenic landscape was very beautiful.

We spent the night in Pincer Creek, home of a great many power generating windmills. I went out at “sunset” (very cloudy, not much sun) to make some landscape images of the windmills in the fields. All in all it was a beautiful start to the trip.