Vulcan and Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo Jump
My final day trip out whilst living in Calgary was down to Vulcan(!) and then to Head-Smashed-in-Buffalo Jump. Both were great fun. The first was nice and geeky – a must for any Star Trek fan – just to say you have been to Vulcan. Its a pretty small town and the diner we had lunch in made me think that time hadn’t really progressed here. The tourist centre was good fun and of course when in Vulcan you dress up…
and take photos of the Enterprise:
Was lots of fun.
The more historical and cultural part of the day was found down past Fort Macleod at [Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump]. There we were shown how the native people for thousands of years drove large herds of Buffalo over the side of cliffs as a means to survive. Really interesting how much preparation went into it and the techniques they had to use almost all of the animal. Quite fascinating. Its a UNESCO site and pretty cheap, well worth the drive down.
Many more pictures over on my page.