Fort Whoop-Up tells the story of the buffalo robe trade, the years leading up to and the years that followed. We will be telling the story of this region, and the people here, from the mid-1860s to the early 1890s. It is a complex story that includes the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), other First Nations, Métis, Canadians, Americans, and British. It is a story of trade and politics, good people and notorious characters, and the flow of time. We look forward to seeing you at the Fort! The Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Centre in Lethbridge will open for the summer season in May 2017.
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.
We are a vibrant community gathering place and tell the story of southwestern Alberta through fabulous exhibits engaging programs and not-to-be-missed events. Researchers value our archival and 3-dimensional resources and shoppers take home unique memories from our Museum Store. We're located on the coulee-edge overlooking the historic Oldman River valley.
Adventure though Alberta and the Drumheller Badlands, home of the famous Dinosaur Provincial Park.
Explore Banff from an amazing Gondola ride before you visit one of the most stunning lakes in the world - Lake Louise. Sit and admire the stunning views that surround the most famous lake in the Canadian Rockies before embarking to Jasper, Edmonton and Drumheller.
Experience Alberta's cowboy lifestyle as well as the majesty of the Rockies on this 13 night self drive.