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Explore the Area


Cultural & Heritage Activities


Discover the rich history and culture of Alberta SouthWest. Immerse yourself in pioneer museums, forts and farms, or an award-winning World Heritage site that shares the region's rich Indigenous history with all. These activities and attractions are perfect for history buffs and cultural enthusiasts. Start exploring.


Fort Macleod, Alberta

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Discover a World Heritage Site, ancient hunting ground and award-winning introduction to the rich Indigenous culture of the Blackfoot people.

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Fort Macleod, Alberta

Empress Theatre

Since 1912 the Empress Theatre has provided a broad spectrum of high quality arts and cultural events to the people of rural Southern Alberta. 

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Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

Leitch Collieries

Step back in time at Leitch Collieries, a preserved coal mining site that provides insight into the historical significance of the industry.

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Coleman, Alberta

Crowsnest Museum

Immerse yourself in the history of Crowsnest Pass, which features exhibits that show the cultural and natural heritage of the area.

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Nanton, Alberta

Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre

Grain elevators, once common across the prairies, are preserved in Nanton. Step inside and learn about Alberta SouthWest’s rich farming history, resilience and heritage.

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Pincher Creek, Alberta

Heritage Acres Farm Museum

This stunning 180-acre site is an open-air museum outside of Pincher Creek which showcases antique machinery and vintage cars.

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Cardston, Alberta

Remington Carriage Museum

Delve into the rich history of transportation which showcases a remarkable collection of horse-drawn carriages and artifacts.

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Fort Macleod, Alberta

Fort Museum

Legacy buildings, Indigenous perspectives, NWMP musical ride — the Fort Museum of the Northwest Mounted Police and First Nations interpretive Centre brings the past to life.  

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Pincher Creek, Alberta

Old Man River Dam & Cottonwood Park

Explore the engineering marvel of the Old Man River Dam and the tranquility of Cottonwood Park, offering a serene escape along the water's edge.

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Bellevue Mine

Uncover the industrial history of the region at the Bellevue Mine, where guided tours take you through historic underground mining operations.

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