View the prehistoric artwork of the Plains People at this archaeological preserve and provincial park. Over fifty rock art sites containing thousands of figures, as well as other artifacts and ruins, mystify visitors and fascinate scientists. The park also features a reconstructed North West Mounted Police Post, coulees to survey and explore, and copious wildlife.
Restoring, preserving, and presenting southwest Alberta’s historic drama, the Galt keeps human history alive. With passion and innovation, the museum’s exhibits, collections, and special events get the story behind the history.
The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden offers you an unforgettable experience, combining the beauty of nature in a serene setting. From the first spring blossom to the final autumn leaf, the Garden is an oasis of tranquility.
Step through the entrance gate, leave the stress of everyday city life behind, and refresh your senses
When the settlements in Alberta were young, weekend nights were barn dance nights: occasions to see friends, hear lively music, and kick up your heels. Young men chased young ladies. Mothers chased their kids. Even the grandparents were there, dancing, swapping stories, and having fun. Now you can relive those times! Join in the spirit of the country dance, at a real barn, in the rolling hills of southwest Alberta. Thousands of local folks and visitors from Germany to Japan have gathered ‘round the barn for great dancing, great food, and great fun at the Great Canadian Barn Dance. The regular Saturday night dinner & dances and Friday night Dinner Shows feature the live music of the Kunkel Family. You can join in complimentary dance lessons and horse drawn hay rides, and with no liquor allowed at the dance it's an event the whole family can enjoy.
The Fort Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the NWMP and First Nations People from the area. The museum was built and first opened in 1957. In 1973 the Fort started it’s world famous NWMP Musical Ride, and has proudly kept the tradition to this day.
Tucked away on Fort Macleod's historic Main Street, the Empress Theatre is a prominent regional performing arts centre which has staged concerts, plays and musicals; presented films, recitals and public speakers; and hosted festivals, weddings and other special events since 1912.
The building - designated an Alberta Historic Resource, owned by the Town of Fort Macleod and operated by the not-for-profit Empress Theatre Society - retains many original and unique architectural features alongside 21st century upgrades.
This collection of rescued pioneer homes, churches and commercial buildings preserves a glimpse of the brief period when Canadian government policy transformed native grasslands populated by Blackfoot and buffalo into corporate cattle ranches. Each structure provides its own perspective on pioneer society and industry circa 1890.
The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre highlights the rich heritage of the Crowsnest Pass amid the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. The Centre is open all year and visitors will be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff who will share the fascinating stories of the Frank Slide through dynamic interpretive programs and presentations. State-of-the-art interactive displays and exhibits throughout the Centre focus on the infamous Frank Slide of 1903 - Canada’s deadliest rockslide.
Visitors will experience what it was like to be in the coal mining town of Frank before, during and after the great rock avalanche. Learn why Turtle Mountain fell and if another rockslide will come down. Two award-winning, audio-visual presentations are shown throughout the day in the Centre’s 70-seat, high definition theatre. "On the Edge of Destruction" is a powerful, 30-minute docudrama that recreates the remarkable night the rockslide came down. "In the Mountain's Shadow" is a visually stunning, 25-minute presentation that vibrantly presents the history of the spectacular Crowsnest Pass from immigration through coal mining to rum running. A 1.5 kilometre trail winds through the rocks of the Frank Slide, giving visitors an up-close look at the awesome power of nature.
You will never forget the amazing stories of tragedy and triumph you will hear during your visit to the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo Jump is the focal point of native history in Alberta SouthWest, and the best place to engage with members of today's Blood and Piikani Blackfoot communities.
Waterton is quiet, uncrowdedNational Park. The Perfect place to view spectacular scenery, wildlife and enjoy outstanding recreational opportunities. Discover nature at its best... Year Round!... A rare gem tucked into thesouthwestern corner of the province of Alberta, Canada.
In this breathtaking part of the world, the majestic Rocky Mountains rise suddenly out of the rolling prairies. Amid the peaks are the lakes of Waterton Lakes National Park, carved out of the rock by ancient glaciers.
A black diamond in the rough, Castle’s boundless snowscapes of untracked powder, natural half-pipes, and perfect fall lines delight thousands every year. Enjoy short lift lines, long runs, and endless fun. You’ll be the king of the Castle.
The Bellevue Underground Mine is the only AUTHENTIC HISTORIC UNDERGROUND COAL MINE TOUR available to Western Canada.
The Mine is a Museum based, family oriented, Historic Underground Coal Mining Museum tour site that offers it's visitors the opportunity to experience, first hand, what the Underground Miners from the first half of the 20th century would have experienced as they entered the Tunnels of the Bellevue Underground Mine to go to work to each day.
Experience the sights and sounds of the atmosphere around you as you walk 300 meters (1000 feet) into the exact tunnels that those early miners walked into over 100 years ago.
With our Official Historic Interpretive Guides, visitors will don hard hats, cap-lights and ponchos, (Dress warm for the Mine - it's cold in the tunnel) as you take part in our walk-in Guided tour that offers knowledgeable information about the Geology, history and events of the Bellevue Mine. Learn about the trials and tribulations that the company encountered as the Mine was developed and upgraded, and hear interesting and interactive stories about the men who worked, lived and died in the Mine over the years.
The Alberta Birds of Prey Centre in Coaldale is Canada’s largest birds of prey facility. Situated on a 70-acre wetland area site about an hours drive from Cardston, the centre is a celebration of nature featuring the hawks, falcons, eagles and owls of Alberta. The centre has been called a "must-see" attraction delighting many visitors from around the world and when you do visit, they guarantee you will have an unforgettable wild experience.