• BLACKFOOT
    CROSSING HISTORICAL PARK

    “Come take a step into the past...into a land before time."
  • CULTURAL EDUCATION FOR ALL AGES

    "…We have to return to our past and learn of our beginnings, only then we will see clearly and all that is ahead of us…”.
  • AUTHENTIC
    BLACKFOOT EXPERIENCE

    Explore the Blackfoot culture and take a little home with you.
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Blackfoot crossing

Oki Niiskuni, welcome friend.

Oki Niiskuni, we are CLOSED MARCH 13, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

At Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, we strongly prioritize the health and safety of our staff and our guests. In response to growing concerns over COVID-19 or corona-virus, we are temporarily closing our museum to the public as of March 13, 2020. This is a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by eliminating access to public spaces and gatherings.

All bookings – including school programs, conference events, and Siksika Experience Days – will be postponed/cancelled until further notice. Please contact our booking coordinator to discuss options and confirm cancellations.

Blackfoot Crossing will continue to care for our artifacts and administration while we monitor the ongoing situation. Blackfoot Crossing will also ensure the continued cleanliness of our facilities by disinfecting all spaces and implementing protective health measures for our staff and all visitors.

Please refer to the guidelines set in place by Alberta Health Services for preventing illness and obtaining more information about COVID-19. Stay tuned to our web site for further announcements and the date in which hours of operation will resume.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at info@blackfootcrossing.ca Thank you and take care,

Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park Staff

Enter a stunning facility and embark upon an unforgettable journey as you delight in fantastic Exhibitions and dazzling Performances, and enjoy an exciting, authentic, Blackfoot cultural experience.

See below for the center's current news, demonstrations, activities and events. Sample some delicious traditional food in our restaurant or take home a special memory from our gift shop.  Don’t limit yourself to the building! Take a self-guided tour of the numerous historic sites with trail markers to explain the importance of each site.

Come experience this place, see our gallery, watch dance & craft demonstrations, eat our food, ask us questions, and take home a little of our culture with you!

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Exhibits

We invite you to come and explore our interactive exhibits an experience you will want to repeat!

Tours

Take a guided indoor tour of our exhibits or a self guided outdoor tour of the valley.

Educational Programs

Now booking school programs 2019-2020. Teachers, inspire your class with an unforgettable experience at Blackfoot Crossing.

Tipi village

Take a short stroll to Tipi Village, where an interpreter will discuss the local flora and fauna as well demonstrate craft and survival skills. Have a picnic or spend the night.
Services

What We Offer

Conference Centre

Come hold your meeting in a place where we The Blackfoot People have been meeting for hundreds of years… you’ll see why this place is so special!
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Library

Premier centre for Blackfoot research, The library holds ever-growing collections of books, magazines archival materials, photos, and oral histories.
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Gift Shop

Stop by our gift shop and take home a reminder of your day at Blackfoot Crossing.
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Restaurant

Drop in to our restaurant and try a bison burger, bannock, a cool drink or a cup of coffee.
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BLACKFOOT

OUR CULTURE

What's New

LATEST NEWS

May 7, 2020

NEW EBOOK about BLACKFOOT CROSSING

A Home For Our History

Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park is proud to share our first published book! A Home For Our History is a non-profit Ebook that details the origins and history of the museum, as well as explains the significance behind its unique architectural design. Briefly, we would like to thank:

  • - Our Siksika Elders for their vision and leadership.
  • - Jack Royal for his informative interview and crucial role in the development of Blackfoot Crossing.
  • - Our hardworking tech team at Blackfoot Crossing for their time and effort: Shannon Bear Chief, Janis Many Heads, Grant Many Heads, Nicole Munro, and Sasheen Wright.
  • - SAW Strategic Design Studio for their dedication and patience in making this publication a reality.
  • - Canadian Heritage (Indigenous Languages Component — Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program) for providing the opportunity to publish our books.
  • - And many more, all of whom can be found within our Acknowledgments section of the Ebook.

A Home For Our History is available free of charge! You can download the Ebook here.

We also have an upcoming Siksika History book. Stay tuned for future announcements on its release!"

September 2, 2020

Museum closure dates- Closed March 13- until OCTOBER, 2020

At Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, we strongly prioritize the health and safety of our staff and our guests. In response to growing concerns over COVID-19 or corona-virus, we are temporarily closing our museum to the public as of March 13, 2020. This is a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by eliminating access to public spaces and gatherings.

Please e-mail info@blackfootcrossing.ca or call 403-734-5171 ahead of your visit to ensure opening hours or for any other inquiries you may have.

Museum closure dates are always posted to the web site in advance. Please refer to the web site or call 403-734-5171 ahead of your visit to ensure opening hours.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2020

Museum Reopening October 2020

Blackfoot Crossing is pleased to announce that the museum will reopen to the public in October 2020. Stay tuned to our web site and social media for more updates!

July 29, 2019

DAILY Interpretive TOURS

Embark on a spiritual journey and engage in the history and traditions of the Siksika Nation and people through informative exhibits and guided interpretive tours daily at 11:00 am. and 1:00 pm. If a guided tour is not your style, we invite you to explore our history and culture at your own pace.

Sept 25, 2019

Tipi Village is Closed

Tipi Village is now closed for the 2019 season

Blackfoot Crossing would like to thank all who have visited and stayed in our tipi village. The village will open back up in the spring of 2020.

We accept any inquiries and bookings for 2020 Season

June 2, 2019

Questionnaire

Blackfoot Crossing is always looking for ways to improve our services. Having our visitors comments and feed back is important to us and helps us plan forward. Please take a minute and fill out our online questionnaire.

Questionnaire