Fort Macleod invites you to discover its rich history and have a taste of its unique culture. Sitting at a crossroads that once hosted Indian encampments, wagon trails and buffalo grazing grounds, in view of the Porcupine Hills that front the ancient and majestic Rocky Mountains, Fort MacLeod was the last frontier in the west.

Today it is home to Alberta’s only Provincial Historic Area. While visiting Waterton, take some time to explore and discover all that Fort MacLeod has to offer.

These attractions are approximately 60 minutes away from Waterton Lakes National Park.

Fort Macleod Attractions

Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump

Located 18 km north & west of Fort Macleod, Alberta at a place where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the great plains, you will discover one of the world’s oldest, largest and best-preserved buffalo jumps known to exist. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, Head-Smashed-In has been used continuously by aboriginal peoples of the plains for more than 5,500 years.

Located near Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump is approximately 60 minutes from Waterton Lakes National Park.

Museum of The Northwest Mounted Police

This famous Fort MacLeod attraction documents and explores the challenging early years of the NWMP, now known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Visitors to the Museum of the Northwest Mounted Police in Fort MacLoed enjoy theatre, the NWMP Musical Ride and an interactive museum experience.

Located in Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Museum of the Northwest Mounted Police is approximately 60 minutes from Waterton Lakes National Park.