Activities and experiences

Frenchman Butte National Historic Site

Frenchman Butte National Historic Site is situated on a gently rising knoll about five kilometres north-east of the hamlet of Frenchman Butte on the North Saskatchewan River. The area is marked by 98 defensive pits that were dug by the Cree warriors in 1885. The site is fairly heavily covered in aspen forest with views over the surrounding fields. There are almost no modern intrusions, thereby preserving a landscape that has changed little from 1885.

This is a non-operational site with no Visitor Reception Centre. A parking area, picnic table and two pit toilets are provided.

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