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Explore southern Alberta and you’ll discover charming hamlets, tight-knit farming communities, historic towns and idyllic lakeside villages. Activities and attractions in this part of the province are vast and varied. Immerse yourself in Alberta’s rich western heritage at family-owned working ranch. Catch a world-renowned theatre production in a spectacular outdoor amphitheatre. Experience the history and culture of our First Nations. Sleep under the stars in a tipi or trapper’s tent. Take a historic walking tour through a lovingly restored high street. Indulge in field to fork fare at a farmers’ market. Party with the locals at a festival or event.
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Riding with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Jeanne Barsanti Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Six days in the saddle with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies turned out to be a dream vacation for Jeanne Barsanti from Georgia U.S.A. Joined by five friends, she ventured out to Waterton Lakes National Park.

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Art and Soul Studio/Gallery

High River, Alberta

Art and Soul Gallery features the original work of Alberta artists living in the area. Each artist regularly features their newest work and sometimes participates in Gallery Theme Shows. Join us and see what these creative minds are up to!

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The Lebel Mansion

Pincher Creek, Alberta

An historic building located in the heart of Pincher Creek dedicated to Cultivating Creativity in Southwest Alberta. Once a single family home turned hospital, the Mansion is now opperated by the Allied Arts Council of Pincher Creek. Features include an Art Gallery and Gift Shop proudly representing local artists and makers from across Southern Alberta and BC as well as an active Ceramics Guild working in the large basement studio. On the Grounds you will find a Rose Garden with over 55 rose varieties. For more information on events, classes and gallery openings, please visit our website.

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Bassano Dam

Bassano, Alberta
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Visitors to the Bassano Dam will find a scenic viewpoint of the dam and the river valley complete with a picnic area. Group tours of the dam can be arranged through the EID office and there is some excellent fishing found below the dam. Construction of the dam commenced in 1910 with the official dam opening taking place on April 24, 1914. Building of the dam was a major undertaking, requiring 300,000 cubic meters (10 million cubic feet) of earthen fill.

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Aspen Crossing Caboose Cabins

Mossleigh, Alberta
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In the campground surrounded by hundreds of trees, the Caboose Cabins are situated on their own set of real railway tracks for a true train car experience. With all of the modern amenities a person could desire, the interior design provides the luxury of a modern hotel for the perfect getaway. Relax and enjoy both the indoor and outdoor space. Imagine your own deck right outside for lounging in the sun and a fire pit, perfect for late night marshmallow roasting and creating new memories with friends, family or even colleagues.

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Big Buck Lodge

Empress, Alberta

Big Buck Lodge is located on a picturesque bluff overlooking the South Saskatchewan River. Here nature privacy and peacefulness abound. Relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day exploring the Canadian Badlands...we look forward to welcoming you. Daily Housekeeping

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High Tea Train Excursion

Nothing beats a great cup of tea, except if it’s High Tea, served aboard the Aspen Crossing Railway. Enjoy a traditional elegant pastime; fine china, fancy finger foods and some great company. All while you indulge in a leisurely train journey that takes you back in time.

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Camping + Train Tour Package

Set in the heart of the stunning Alberta prairies, stay at our campsite and earn a discount on a 3-hour train excursion. Enjoy musical entertainment along with a good old fashioned train robbery to complete your experience.

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Wine and Cheese Train Excursion

In Italy, it is said, “vino è piacere" (wine is pleasure). We may not be in the heart of wine country, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know a good grape when we taste it! A fun wine-centric opportunity to learn what makes grapes dance on your palate.

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Alberta Skydivers Ltd.

Beiseker, Alberta
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Alberta Skydivers Ltd is the closest skydive centre to Calgary located only 63km N.E. of the Calgary International Airport. We are open 7 days/week with reservations available from 09:00 to 6:00 p.m. for your convenience. Tandem skydives offer the first time jumper the thrill of freefall and parachute flight, while securely harnessed to one of our experienced and certified Tandem instructors. Canadian Sport Parachuting Association rated instructors offer First Class training and customer service.

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Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures

Okotoks, Alberta
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Enjoy the vistas and views of Calgary and the surrounding areas by taking a guided tour on a sidecar motorcycle. Come experience the incredible landscapes of the Alberta Foothills and the Rocky Mountains. Design your own guided adventure through spectacular scenery on an unforgettable sidecar motorcycle! Experienced drivers, fully insured and offering guided tours in English, French, Swiss, German, and Japanese. Our drivers are able to share information about the history of the Foothills, as well as ensure your tour is safe, fun, and memorable.

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Oxley Ranch Tours and Cattle Co.

Stavely, Alberta

Oxley Ranch Tours & Cattle Co. offers exclusive personalized trail riding on the original historic Oxley Ranch. Located in prime cattle country of the majestic foothills of southern Alberta. Bring your own horse or ride one the ranch horses for a ranch tour you will never forget.

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Millarville Christmas Market

Millarville, Alberta
2017-11-09 To 2017-11-12 MST

The Millarville Christmas Market, established in 1988 and one of the premier craft and artisan shows in Alberta, welcomes you back November 10th-13th, 2016. We have extended to a four day event this year! In addition to the extra day, we now have an abundance of additional parking areas surrounding the grounds, with free transportation into the event!

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Drumming & Dancing on the Plaza

Fort Macleod, Alberta
2017-07-05 To 2017-07-05 MST | Show All Dates

Wednesday Drumming & Dancing on the Plaza Every Wednesday in July and August. Two Performances Daily 11:00 am & 1:30 pm. Experience authentic First Nations culture in the open air. Our best native dancers perform to the beat of Blackfoot drumming and singing. Hear stories of how drumming and dancing connect us with ancient buffalo hunting culture. Sit with a Blackfoot Elder, interact with the performers, and take some photos!

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Marney Delver - Gallery Opening

Pincher Creek, Alberta
2017-04-21 To 2017-05-18 MST

Finger Prints In Mud : a collection of clay work by Marney Delver. Opening Reception Friday, April 21, 6:00 p.m. Runs April 21 - May 18, 2017 Lebel Mansion Gallery. Everyone Welcome.

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