Bleriot Ferry

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Bleriot Ferry
Bleriot Ferry.jpg
LocaleKneehill County, Starland County
WaterwayRed Deer River
Transit typeAutomobile
OperatorAlberta Transportation
System length105 m (344 ft)[1]
WebsiteFerries - Alberta Transportation

The Bleriot Ferry is a cable ferry in Alberta, Canada. It links the two sections of the North Dinosaur Trail (Highway 838) as it crosses the Red Deer River from Kneehill County on the west, to Starland County on the east.

Originally known as the Munson Ferry, it was commissioned in 1913 with Andre Bleriot, brother of aviator Louis Blériot, as its first operator. In addition to providing an essential transport service, it acted as a major social hub in the Drumheller area.[2][3]

The ferry operates from late April to November.[4]


  1. ^ "Bleriot Ferry" (PDF). Alberta Transportation. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Bleriot Ferry". Drumheller Specialty Attractions. Retrieved February 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "Ferrying history in the Drumheller valley". Drumheller Mail. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Ferries". Alberta Transportation. Government of Alberta. October 2, 2007. Retrieved February 2, 2017.

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Coordinates: 51°34′23″N 112°53′07″W / 51.57306°N 112.88528°W / 51.57306; -112.88528