Opening May Long Weekend - October 01, 2023
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
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site that preserves and interprets over 6,000 years of Plains Buffalo culture. Through vast landscapes, exhibits, and diverse programming, learn about the cultural significance of this cliff to the Plains People
The Empress Theatre has a long history in our town, and was touted as a ‘first class opera house’ when it opened in 1912 as a franchise of the Famous Players theatre chain. To this day movies, as well as local drama companies and artists entertain audiences. Recorded on the walls of the small dressing room are the names of such acts as “Texas Tony and his Wonder Horse Baby Doll/The Purple Sage Riders, 1935, from Isabella, California” and the “CPR Minstrels, 1923”. This tradition has carried on as evidenced by the names of contemporary performers written on the wood frame walls. It is also rumored to be haunted. Don’t miss experiencing The Empress.
Golf was first played in Fort Macleod in 1890; this was the first course to be built between Winnipeg and the West Coast. The area 250 yards from the first tee was used until about 1924 by the N.W.M.P. as a pistol and rifle range, shells can still be found on the side hill.
Cattle and buffalo bones are still to be found near no. 3 green, the cattle bones are from a herd that perished there during a blizzard of 1898, after being driven up here from Montana for pasturing.
The Frank Slide was a massive rockslide that buried part of the mining town of Frank.] Alberta, at 4:10 a.m. on April 29, 1903. Around 110 million tonnes (120 million short tons) of limestone rock slid down Turtle Mountain. Witnesses reported that within 100 seconds the rock reached up the opposing hills, obliterating the eastern edge of Frank, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) line and the coal mine. It was one of the largest landslides in Canadian history and remains the deadliest, as between 70 and 90 of the town's residents were killed, most of whom remain buried in the rubble.
Waterton Lakes National Park is internationally known as one of the most beautiful destinations in the Canadian Rockies. And for good reason. Waterton is where the rolling prairies of Alberta meet the stunning Rocky Mountains and is filled with diverse wildlife, dozens of different wildflowers and some of the best hiking in North America. The town of Waterton Lakes National Park is the perfect destination if you're looking for adventure, fun and relaxation no matter what season it may be.
Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta
Stronghold Brewing Co. is a family owned and operated craft brewery and taproom. The taproom serves the beer that is brewed in-house, and will always have an approachable beer or two on tap. There are also experimental and fun styles for seasoned craft drinkers, and non-alcoholic options available.
Main Street Fort Macleod
Main Street Fort Macleod
All of our sourdoughs are made as naturally as possible. Our sourdough starter is fed with both Stone ground whole wheat flour and white wheat flour. All of our stone ground flour comes from Vangarderen Ranch, a local grain grower. All other flours come from P&H Milling or ADM Mills. We have four kinds of sourdough available every day and up to eight kinds available on Friday/Saturday
We make all our pastries in house from scratch and by hand to ensure the highest quality we can provide for our items. This includes the lamination of all Croissant and Danish Dough using real Butter. Also all fruit fillings are made in house from either local or BC fruit that we source throughout the summer where possible
Main Street Fort Macleod
Located in Coaldale Alberta
Active since 1982 and more recently a registered charity, the Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation is Alberta's first privately licensed raptor rescue and conservation organization. When you visit us you will enter and exit our site through our 2,000 sq foot visitors center. This building serves as our point of entry, gift shop and tourist information center. With a nature and birds of prey theme, our gift shop has many unique and hard-to-find items from birds of prey books to owl figurines. Located as a main entrance to our site, the visitors center and gift shop is open to everyone free of charge. Imagine a wild, specially trained Great Horned Owl or Burrowing Owl perching on your arm for a once-in-a-lifetime photograph. All visitors, regardless of age are invited to experience this opportunity
Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation (burrowingowl.com)