BUFFALO JUMP STATION
| NAME: Buffalo
PROVINCE: Southern Alberta
CLIMATE: Mild in Summer, cold in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer
An old Railroad Stop.
REMAINS: Many original buildings.
Along the Trans-Canada Highway, 40 kilometres east of Strathmore in south-east Alberta, an old Canadian Pacific Railway train station sits forlornly on prairie grass. The boarded up building, last used in the 1970s, is at a little used intersection, known only to visitors as Buffalo Jump, after an abandoned arts and crafts store meters away. The dusty train stop also had the company of a garage and service station, which now too sits with the prairie ghosts in the hot summer sun, derelict and long-forgotten. Submitted by Johnnie Bachusky.
UPDATE:The railway station which sat on the site for many years has now been moved about ninety minutes west to the town of Cochrane, Alberta alongside Highway 1A. At the time of the move, there was talk about a restoration project and the opening of a gift shop / tea room, but there has been no work performed on the station as of this time. Right now, it is still sitting on blocks and more or less in its original condition. Dan Overes