The Claresholm and District Museum and Visitor Information Centre is the resource for area history and up-to-date information for all visitors. We can accommodate bus tours and provide personal and group tours of our museum buildings. There is ample free parking, clean toilet facilities, free Wi-Fi, wheelchair accessibility, a gift shop and beautiful lawns with picnic tables. We are within walking distance of award-winning restaurants and stores. We have friendly, knowledgeable staff who can direct you wherever you intend to go and provide you with information on roads, campsites and other accommodation.
Alberta is steeped in history of Indigenous people, the fur trade and missionaries. Historic Dunvegan, a National Historic Site of Canada nestled in the stunning Peace River valley, brings that history to life. Four original, authentically restored and furnished buildings are still located in the same places they were over 100 years ago, and historic interpreters are waiting to share the stories that helped shape the province we know today.
The Frog Lake Historic Site is situated amid the gently rolling hills of east-central Alberta. It is a quiet, contemplative place now, but more than a century ago it was the scene of one of the most violent and tragic episodes in Alberta’s history. The Frog Lake Historic Site has been designated both a Provincial Historic Resource and a National Historic Site. It features a commemorative cairn, a small cemetery containing the remains of some of those killed at the site and an interpretive trail with panels exploring the historic context of the uprising at Frog Lake.
The Calgary Stampede is known as ‘the greatest outdoor show on earth’. Combining this remarkable show and a trip to the majestic Canadian Rockies.
Take a step back in time! Head-Smashed-In Historic Site and Museum commemorates the oldest buffalo jump on the Canadian prairie. In contrast you will also visit Drumheller and see the Badlands where dinosaurs used to roam.