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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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Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village

Pincher Creek, Alberta
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Located along the creek that gives this town its name, the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is open year round. Hours vary from summer to winter months. You'll find a Visitor Information Centre, gift shop with a country theme carrying local and Canadian products, a museum sitting on six acres with 24 historical buildings, beautiful gardens, and a pond that is the home to many animals and plants. Take a journey back in time with the CPR caboose, a wondrous garage right out of the 1940's, and Waldron Ranch House where all the ranch hands would have once been housed.

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Brooks Medieval Faire

Brooks, Alberta

Celebrating the middle ages from the comfort of this century! Chivalric knights in shining armour on their trusty steeds, splintering jousting lances ...or swinging a broad sword. Ladies-in-waiting serving the King & Queen. People in medieval or mythical creature costumes, games of skill and chance and much more. Artisan marketplace, a living village, various entertainers. Try our feast (tickets sold separately) mead & ale tasting and Family fun. Come join the fun for a day you won't soon forget.

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Fishing With Captian Andy

Spend a day on the water learning how to land trout, walleye or pike by boat. Your chances of landing a big one are better with an award-winning master angler as your guide. Full day boat fishing tour includes all gear and tackle. From $425 for two people.

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Groom a Horse

The Groom a Horse program is a V.I.P experience for all ages. The participant will learn how to groom and saddle a horse in preparation for the Fort’s famous Musical Ride. Inspect the troops of the Fort’s Mounted Patrol. Valid July & August.

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May Long Weekend Special

Need an exciting plan for the Victoria Day weekend in May? Why not enjoy riding in the beautiful foothills? This package includes a full day of horsemanship lessons on Saturday, a ride in the foothills Sunday and a ride in the mountains of Kananaskis on Monday. Includes room & board.

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Anchor D Guiding & Outfitting Ltd.

Black Diamond, Alberta
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Saddle up! Anchor D Guiding and Outfitting located in beautiful Kananaskis country just southwest of Calgary, offers up a getaway that's a little bit different with full-day or half-day trail rides, hunting trips, weekend trips, or week-long adventure rides. You ride the horse and on the longer trips your gear rides in a covered wagon. Your group camps under the stars every night or you can spend the night in a luxury cabin to help soothe your pleasantly weary bones at the end of the day!

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Griffin Valley Ranch

Cochrane, Alberta
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Ride through 4,500 acres of forests, valleys and streams in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies at this ranch northwest of Cochrane. Trail rides, pony rides, BBQ rides and camping are available.

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Full Circle Adventures

Turner Valley, Alberta
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Experience intimate nature!. Understand the natural world as a source of knowledge adventure and healing. Discover the edible plants of southern Alberta through wild-crafting and wildflower hikes. Get out cross country skiing or learn to read animal tracks while out snowshoeing. Get connected to nature.

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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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Train Days

Mossleigh, Alberta
2017-06-17 to 2017-06-18 MST

Welcome to the trainiest weekend of the year! Model train displays! Discover an entire system of G scale model trains by the Rocky Mountain Garden Railroaders. Short Aspen Crossing Railway tours! One hour in length train experience on the full size excursion train that hosted the Polar Express! Drop in for a delicious pancake breakfast in our greenhouse from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Father's day brunch buffet: treat dad to the 1887 Pullman Dining Car's Father's Day.

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Geocaching Beneath the Cliffs

Fort Macleod, Alberta
2017-06-10 to 2017-06-10 MST

Saturday, June 10th. World Wide Flash Mob event 10:00 a.m. & Introduction to Geocaching 11:00 a.m. This event will be fun for all ages and we will even give away a limited edition Head-Smashed-In trackable geocoin. New to geocaching or just want to know more? We will host a one hour introduction to geocaching at 11:00 a.m., following the flash mob.

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