“Come take a step into the past...into a land before time."

    "…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…”.

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

Blackfoot crossing

Oki Napi, welcome friend.

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


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.

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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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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Drop in to our restaurant and try a bison burger, bannock, a cool drink or a cup of coffee.
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What's New


February 3, 2020


“CAFTERIA CLOSURE, FEB 4, 2020 – APR 1, 2020.

The cafeteria will be closed for the remainder of the winter season in order for maintenance to take place. We apologize for the inconvenience. Stay tuned to the web site for news of future developments. If you have a concern about a booking during that time, please contact our bookings coordinator, Joanne Red Old Man, at 403-734-4384 or bookings@blackfootcrossing.ca. Thank you.”


WINTER HOURS: February 4, 2020 - March 31, 2020.

Blackfoot Crossing will be open 5 days a week until futher notice. We apologize for the inconvenience of these hours, as we are currently operating with a tight budget until April begins.

9 AM - 5 PM Monday to Thursday

9 AM- 5 PM Fridays by appointment only.

Closed Saturdays & Sundays

Get directions and map

February 3, 2020

Museum closure dates

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.

February 14, 2020

repatriation dispute over indigenous relics

Siksika Nation’s Blackfoot Crossing Repatriation of Chief Crowfoot’s Regalia 

Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park received an Alberta Tourism Grant in 2015 to begin pursuing the return of Chief Crowfoot’s regalia, including his shirt and leggings, both of which are being housed alongside his other belongings at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, U.K. While the process has been underway, there have been several roadblocks and challenges to the transaction. The current stall in negotiations by both sides has delayed the return of Chief Crowfoot’s regalia. We are hopeful that the end result will be mutually beneficial for both parties involved.


July 29, 2019


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 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 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


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.