Attractions

 

Local Attractions

  • Bomber Command Museum of Canada – One of the best museums in Canada highlighting southern Alberta’s contribution to WWII in training pilots. Well organized with extensive detail to satisfy both the casual tourist and historical experts.
  • Nanton Golf Club – A premier 18-hole public golf course that gives both members and visitors with the unique golf experience of a beautiful course complimented with a well-appointed Clubhouse, restaurant and a full-service Proshop. You will find our rates better than any comparable course in Calgary.
  • Antique & Art Walk of Alberta – Located here in Nanton, is the one-stop destination for antiques, art, boutique-style shopping and family attractions.
  • Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage – Just east of Nanton, this research centre of the University of Lethbridge is used as a living classroom, students, university faculty and visitors will make use of the natural setting to study the history, artwork, ecosystems and geography associated with the area. The site includes the original homestead, extensive gardens and restored outbuildings.
  • There are also numerous places to go out for dinner that we can suggest.

Nearby Attractions

  • Banff National Park – World renown for its stunning beauty, no trip to western Canada would be complete without visiting this jewel in the Canadian Rockies. From hiking, camping, canoeing, cycling in the summer to snow sports in the winter, it is only a 90 minute drive north west from us.
  • Bar U Ranch National Historic Park – Likely the best historical site where tourists can experience hands on what it was like to live on a ranch in the 1800s in western Canada. Great for families, you can try your hand at cowboy skills, visit the blacksmith and sit around the campfire enjoying ranch style coffee.
  • Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump – One of our favourite sites to see is the UNESCO world heritage site whose museum does an amazing job helping visitors visualize the life of Canada’s indigenous peoples before European settlement. It is located an easy day trip through the scenic foothills to the south of us.  
  • Aspen Crossing – To get a great feel for our southern Alberta culture and heritage visit Aspen Crossing for their classic train rides, dining in the Diefenbaker rail cars and  shopping in their gift store or garden centre.
  • Kananaskis country  – Due west of us through Turner Valley you will reach some of the best wilderness with many hiking, camping, canoeing/kayaking, cycling/biking opportunities in the world! It has the same beauty and diversity as Banff but without the traffic.
  • Waterton National Park – Clear lakes, thundering waterfalls, rainbow-coloured streams and mountain vistas await hikers and sightseers. Here the prairies meet the Rocky Mountains and provide a wide diversity of wildlife and plants.
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park – A couple of hours drive to the north east from us, this UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the biggest and most diverse dinosaur sites in the world!
  • Milk River & Writing on Stone Provincial Park – Located at the US border south of Lethbridge, this park is famous for its strange rock formations called hoodoos and rare First Nation petroglyphs (rock carvings). A canoe trip along the winding Milk river through the red rock canyon into the park is breathtaking.