Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site. In a nutshell, the Buffalo Jump preserves and interprets over 6,000 years of Plains Buffalo culture. Through vast landscapes, exhibits, and diverse programming, the site brings the cultural significance of the Buffalo Jump to the Plains People. The site is located where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains begin to rise from the prairie 18 km west of Fort Macleod, Alberta.
The buffalo jump was used for 5,500 years by the indigenous peoples of the plains to kill buffalo by driving them off the 11 metre (36 foot) high cliff.The current Interpretive Centre opened in 1987.