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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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Plenty of Oscar worthy feature films have been shot in Alberta. Put yourself in the scene on a self-guided road trip to some of the most famous locations

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Attractions

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Speargrass Golf Course

Carseland, Alberta

If you spend more time at the golf course than you do at home, then perhaps Speargrass Golf Course Community is the place for you. Nestled 30 kms southeast of Calgary, Alberta on the banks of the Bow River, Speargrass offers you the chance to live on a privately owned and professionally operated 18-hole public golf course. In addition to living adjacent to the championship golf course, every home in the community also has stunning views of the Bow River, Wyndham Provincial Park and the Rocky Mountains.

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Cochrane Golf Club

Cochrane, Alberta

The Cochrane Golf Club (CGC) is located just 20 minutes from downtown Calgary and a stone's throw from the banks of the beautiful Bow River. Sneaking in nine holes after work is no problem, even heading into the fall months.

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The Vintage Verandah

Cochrane, Alberta

The Vintage Verandah provides a unique shopping experience for the lover of all things old. Located in Cochrane's historic downtown just down from the famous MacKay's ice-cream. We have carefully curated a collection of old furniture and farmhouse finds with new home decor & clothing all with a vintage feel, to provide shoppers with a one of a kind experience. We also specialize in teaching workshops on how to upscale your furniture with the use of environmentally friendly, Canadian made DIY paints such as Fusion Mineral Paint, Miss Mustard Seed'd Milk paint or Country Chic Paint.

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Travel Offers

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Circus Train Extravaganza

Not since Dumbo toured with Barnum & Bailey’s, has there been a prairie train experience, like the Aspen Crossing Railway Circus Extravaganza! With Trixtan Entertainment creating their magical balloon sculptures, face painting and magic tricks, you’ll soon discover why so many have loved our Circus Extravaganza of fun.

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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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Pick Your DINOmite Deal

Build a DINOmite experience this summer by booking the Dinomite Deal Package. This package includes: overnight accommodation at Heritage Inn and Suites Brooks, guided Dinosaur Provincial Park adventure of your choice, exhibit pass, continental breakfast, $25 Esso gas card and a snack pack. Price is per room, including taxes.

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Tours

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Agro Scenic Tours

Turner Valley, Alberta

We are a Southern Alberta Tour company who specializes in real agricultural tours. Choose the gravel road less travelled by and breathe the clean Alberta western cowboy fresh air. This is a full day cowboy trail ride in a van or pickup truck with an authentic well spoken, ranch raised, ex-bull rider getting you front and center to the ways of the past and the vision of the future of cowboys, ranches and farms. Some of the places you visit can include real working homesteads, mixed farming operations, honey and/or Saskatoon berry farms, and cattle ranches!

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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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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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Events

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Millarville - Christmas Market 2017

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 9th - 12th, 2017. In addition to the extra day, we now have an abundance of additional parking areas surrounding the grounds, with free transportation into the event! You’ll enjoy four fabulous days of lights, food, hay rides, photos with Santa or his Reindeer, roasted chestnuts, glass blowing demonstrations, live nativity, carolers, music, crafts, and many of your favourite seasonal vendors.

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Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival

High River, Alberta
2017-09-27 to 2017-10-01 MST

The Heritage Inn International Balloon Festival is returning to High River! The event includes the Canadian Championship. The winner represents Canada at the next World Hot Air Balloon Championship. The event runs all 5 days with two flights daily (weather permitting). We are always looking for crew volunteers – come and stay weekend and experience the sport of Hot Air Ballooning.

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Rootstock

Pincher Creek, Alberta
2017-08-26 to 2017-08-26 MST

Rootstock is a farm to table event and concert. It happens at the Flint Rock Ranch, where you take in the breathtaking scenery over the prairies of Pincher Creek and the Waterton mountains; enjoy a gorgeous farm-to-table meal, listen to performances by Wintersleep, JP Hoe, the Folk Road Show and Pretty Faces, and support Food Water Wellness Foundation in developing tools for environmental restoration through healthy food production. Start with cocktails and a farmers market where you can meet the folks responsible for the delicious food from which dinner will be prepared and hear the incredible harmonies of Pretty Faces. Indulge in an amazing 4-course feast conceived by David Cousineau of the Bison Restaurant and Terrace in Banff. Barb Tomas from Love2Eat will again orchestrate a delectable farm-fresh salad and dessert will be topped by Anne Sellmer’s Cochu Chocolates. A tent furnished with a country-chic mix of white tablecloths, mason jars, fresh flowers and candles will serve as a backdrop for this glorious feast, all nestled in the native pasture of the Porcupine Hills. The infectious energy of Juno winners Wintersleep caps off the evening after the stage has been heated up by Folk Road Show and JP Hoe. This dance floor under the stars will most definitely be hopping. Proceeds from this unique fundraiser further the work of Food Water Wellness in advancing the practice of regenerative agriculture that nurtures a robust ecosystem and healthy soil. Food Water Wellness Foundation is working to create an artificial intelligence tool that helps both farmers and researchers understand how soil can potentially be used to reverse climate change, increase biodiversity, mitigate both drought and flood and, most importantly, produce healthy food.

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