15 of the strangest place names in Canada


Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta

Okay, so the name is weird but this is literally a cliff that ancient aboriginal tribes herded buffalo off into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Using their knowledge of the land, the Plains people hunted bison by stampeding them off of the cliff now known as Head-Smashed-In. Just northwest of Fort McLeod, the site has been continuously in use for more than 6,000 years and is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the world’s largest, oldest and best-preserved buffalo jumps.

Photo by Hiking with Barry