The site of the signing of Treaty No.7, Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park is a designated National Historic Site. Situated less than an hour’s drive south of Calgary, the park is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Siksika Nation’s language, culture and traditions. Inside the facility is a stunning eco-friendly museum, where visitors can learn how Siksika First Nation culture developed through interactive exhibits. Traditional indigenous foods can be tasted at the on-site restaurant, and the gift shop features locally made products. Dance and craft demonstrations take place frequently, and indoor guided tours with a local Siksika interpreter can be booked in advance. Outdoors, visitors can take a self-guided tour of the numerous historic sites denoted with trail markers that explain the importance of each site. For an in-depth Blackfoot cultural experience, camp overnight in a tipi, located outside the museum.
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