Bomber Command Museum
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.
Antique & Art Walk
Located here in Nanton, is the one-stop destination for antiques, art, boutique-style shopping and family attractions.
Nanton Farmers Market
The Nanton United Church Farmers’ Market is every Saturday 9 am-1 pm from June 18 to October 1 and takes place outdoors in the United Church parking lot on Highway 2 south. Its vendors sell homemade or home grown products: fresh produce, jams, etc.
Bar U Ranch
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.
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 north east from us, this UNESCO world heritage site, is one of the biggest and most diverse dinosaur sites in the world!
Nanton Golf Club
A premier 18-hole public golf course that gives the unique golf experience of a beautiful course complimented with a well-appointed Clubhouse, restaurant and a full-service Proshop.
Hive & Buzz
The Hive here in Nanton boasts over 200 local artisans selling their creations. While you are there enjoy a bite to eat and/or take a taste tour of some of southern Alberta's best craft beers at the Buzz.
Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage
Just east of Nanton, this University of Lethbridge research centre is a living classroom to study the local history, the arts and ecosystems. A new theatre is used to host weddings and performances.
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.
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.
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.
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.