Utilize this community as your “hub” to branch out into other nearby communities during your vacation! More to come soon!
Stay in High River
Head south from High River and enter the wild, wild west at Bar U Ranch, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, this is your chance to talk to rope a steer, saddle a horse, make bannock break and live like a cowboy, even if jut for a couple hours. Make sure you take a moment to stop at the cool little town along the way as you continue heading south. Nanton has some of the best antiquing this side of Canada (and a well-stocked candy shop too!). Before you exit Highway 2, pull in to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump to re-fuel your soul with the stories from Elders that leave you spiritually refreshed. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a sacred place that dates back 6,000 years, where visitors can hear Blackfoot guides tell stories of the ancient buffalo culture. Before you leave Fort Macleod, make sure to stop at the Fort Museum for an adventure you aren’t soon to forget!
Stay in Fort McLeod
When you’re touring around southern Alberta, a stop in Fort Macleod is virtually guaranteed. Located at the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 3, Fort Macleod is at the crossroads of southern Alberta adventure, right in the middle between the majestic Rocky Mountains and the wide open prairie. But its location isn’t the only thing that draws countless visitors in each year. Fort Macleod is a crossroads community in many other intriguing and memorable ways, most notably in its undeniable connection to both the present and the past.
History is preserved here in a way you just don’t see very often. Main Street in Fort Macleod is Alberta’s only provincially designated historic area. Beautifully restored buildings date as far back as 1874, and walking among them is very much a trip into Alberta’s history. Of course the Fort itself is a living testimony to the town’s illustrious past, but Fort Macleod is a progressive place too, where each attraction is an exciting new opportunity.