“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 2018-2019. 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


December 6, 2018


Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park is now operating under winter hours. Effective December 3, 2018 to March 1,2019 BCHP will be closing at 4 pm.

Winter Hours: Monday to Friday 9 AM - 4 PM

Get directions and map

January 9, 2019

Museum closure dates

Museum Closure Dates - UPDATED

December 15, 2018 to January 31, 2019 – closed to the public while Blackfoot Crossing undergoes cafeteria renovation and further building maintenance in preparation for a new Spring 2019 exhibit. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your cooperation. Unfortunately, due to a setback in the renovation schedule, we are forced to close to the public for the remainder of January 2019. We are hoping to reopen the facility on February 1. 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.

January 9,2019

new Spring EXHIBIT

We are preparing for a new exhibit that will be available for public viewing this spring. Please visit the website to find out more information as the opening approaches.


August 1, 2018

Visit Earth Lodge Village

Summer is a great time to explore the spectacular valley that lays at the foot of Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park interpretive centre. Wander down the path from the centre to Earth lodge Village and see what is being dug up! Experience the flora and fauna along the way.

Self-Guided Tour Maps can be obtained at the front counter.

September 21, 2017

Message from the BCHP Staff

We would like to thank everyone who sent in their answers and opinions via the questionnaire option on the web site and in-person over the past two years. Your feedback is very important to us, as we continue to improve upon and re-develop our strategic plans for the future.
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June 2, 2017


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.