Point takes its name from a large whirlpool seen on the right
in the lower photo. Here the North Saskatchewan River makes
a 90 degree turn and flows over a hard rock layer. Resulting
currents can be tricky to navigate which is why we recommend
the use of an experienced guide
familiar with the ever varying conditions on the river.
The lower photo shows a movie set during production of the native
film The Dreamkeeper which included scenes from
Whirlpool Point and Crescent Falls in the Bighorn.
other movies as wellas commercials have been madein this area
because it is so scenic and wild.
fine examples of limberpines can be found at this site and
on Whirlpool Ridge, which isalso home to a resident herd of
majesticgnarled and weathered limberpines in this location
are thoughtto be among the oldest treesfound in Alberta.