Nestled in the far southwest corner of Alberta, Waterton is one of the most distinctive mountain parks on the planet. Shaped over centuries by wind, fire, glacial ice and floods, the park’s ecosystem is so distinctive that it was designated a Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations. It boasts the title of International Peace Park too, thanks to the unguarded border it shares with Glacier National Park in Montana. And the activities? Well – those are otherworldly too.
The Frank Slide was a rockslide that buried part of the mining town of Frank, North-West Territories, Canada, at 4:10 a.m. on April 29, 1903. Around 110 million tonnes of limestone rock slid down Turtle Mountain.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a buffalo jump located where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains begin to rise from the prairie 18 km west of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada on highway 785. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of the museum of Blackfoot culture.
Glenwood is a village in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located north of the town of Cardston, in Cardston County. The village was named for a man named Glen Edward Wood. The founder of the village was Edward J. Wood, successor to Mormon leader Charles Ora Card, the founder of Cardston.
‘The Fort Museum of the NWMP and First Nations Interpretive Centre tells the story of the North West Mounted Police gruelling trek West and the First Nations people from our area.
Glacier National Park is a 1,583-sq.-mi. wilderness area in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border. It’s crossed by the mountainous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Among more than 700 miles of hiking trails, it has a route to photogenic Hidden Lake. Other activities include backpacking, cycling and camping. Diverse wildlife ranges from mountain goats to grizzly bears.
This scenic lakeside campground is in Payne Lake Provincial Recreation Area, 25 km west of Cardston on Hwy. 5 (18 km east of Waterton Lakes National Park on Hwy. 5). Choose from scenic lakeview sites or the shade and privacy of natural mixed forest. Fish for trout, hike, sail, windsurf, canoe, or go power boating on the lake.
Cardston, Alberta 10 km south & 23 km west of Cardston on Hwy. 2
Located near the Alberta-Montana border, Police Outpost Provincial Park preserves a small area of parkland. The park gets its name from a Northwest Mounted Police outpost established at this location in 1891 to deal with whiskey runners. Nowadays, the park is a destination for camping, hiking, mountain biking, and paddling. A nearby wetland is home to diverse species of animals, especially birds, making the park a lovely place for birding and wildlife viewing in general.
Cardston, Alberta 10 km south & 23 km west of Cardston on Hwy. 2
Cardston is a town in Alberta, Canada. The land on which Cardston was founded was originally inhabited by the Niitsitapi people of Kainai but was not considered part of Blackfoot Territory by the Government of Canada in the Treaty 7 agreement of 1877.
Wally’s Beach is located on the St. Mary Reservoir near Spring Coulee, Alberta. The beach has soft, fine sand covering a large area along the shoreline and the connected island. Seasonal changes can cause drastic differences in water levels. Typically in June the beach is narrow and the water level is high while in August the water is low and there is plenty of sand exposed.
Prepare yourself for an unparalleled Cardston golf experience. Our course is a pleasure for golfers of all skill levels. Lee Creek Valley will challenge & inspire you while providing a satisfying & relaxing golf outing. Test your accuracy with our fairways, water hazards and sand traps; we have everything you need to improve your enjoyment and your game. Our goal is to provide you with a quality experience that includes exceptional service & a comfortable atmosphere.
Located almost adjacent to Waterton-Glacier National Park in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains of South West Alberta, Mountain Meadows gives visitors the opportunity to experience the Waterton area from a unique and exciting vantage point. From scenic day rides to overnight trail rides, authentic cattle drives to mountainside “r-and-r”, Mountain Meadows allows visitors to experience the true nature of the west.
Incept Adventure Co. is a guided rafting and fishing company located just southeast of Cardston. They allow their clients to enjoy outdoor oriented activities in a safe, relaxed and exciting setting. Whether starting your adventure with them or learning from one of their many training programs, they have something for everyone – from the first timer to the seasoned pro. **Rafting & Kayaking is done on the St. Mary’s River southeast of Cardston.
Cardston’s Carriage House Theatre attracts a ton of local and international talent and everybody involved is completely committed to putting on a great show! If you’re going to be in Cardston during the evening you should definitely put this on your list.
Guided trail rides from the refreshing Waterton river valley to the sensational panorama views from the Elk Ridge Summit. Just a 10 minute drive east of the Waterton Village on Hwy 5. Trail rides by appointment only. Call or text (403) 715-4156
Situated in the rolling foothills of Hillspring, The Great Canadian Barn Dance is a complete resort where families stay, dance and play to their heart’s content. There are 85 RV lots, a Bed & Breakfast, and several lakeside cottages for rent – enough selection for whatever suits your fancy.
Events are held throughout the year, but weekends are when things really kick into high gear. The barn comes alive with music and entertainment, and people of all ages shuffle, spin, waltz, and line-dance the night away. Don’t worry if you don’t know the steps. Lessons are provided, and you don’t have to be an expert to have a great time.
The Card Pioneer Home was built by Cardston’s founder Charles Ora Card in 1887 and served as a community centre and stopping place for travelers until the first hotel was built in 1894. The log structure still stands in its original location and is open to the public as a Registered Provincial Historic Site.
The Courthouse Museum showcases the record of how a rough country changed dramatically. The unique sandstone structure was built in 1907 from stone quarried just a few miles from Cardston, and the building’s striking profile and beautifully finished interior stand as a monument to Cardston’s early pioneer artisans. Used longer than any other courthouse in Alberta, the building still displays the judge’s bench, witness stand, and other court artifacts, including the original jail cells—complete with graffiti. The Courthouse Museum is a Registered Provincial Historic Site and definitely worth the trip.
The Remington Carriage Museum houses the largest collection of horse drawn vehicles in North America with over 300 carriages, buggies, wagons and sleighs. Carriage rides are available during the summer, weather permitting. Located in the rolling foothills of southern Alberta, the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston, provides visitors with an authentic experience with 19th and early 20th century horse-drawn transportation. Using state-of-the-art techniques, the Remington Carriage Museum brings this bygone era to life.