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Town of Fort Macleod

Fort Macleod — Belong


Established in 1874 as a North West Mounted Police outpost, Fort Macleod retains its historic roots while embracing the future. Strategically positioned at the junction of Highway 2 (the CANAMEX Corridor) and Highway 3, the town enjoys convenient access to Lethbridge and Calgary.

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The classic Empress Theatre proudly stands in the centre of Fort Macleod's historic main street, reflecting tourism potential

Did you Know?

The Macleod Gazette, is Alberta oldest operating newspaper and a repeat winner as Canada's best community weekly. Singer Joni Mitchell was also born in Fort Macleod in 1943.

About the Area

Fort Macleod is home to the North West Mounted Police Riding Performance, which first took place in 1876. Now, the event occurs annually and is open to the public. 

A wooden turret can be seen beneath a sign for the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Fort Museum in Fort Macleod.

Town Gallery

A classic theatre, fort and main street — see why evolving Fort Macleod is a favourite of movie producers and locals.

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