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The Town of Fort Macleod is your gateway to adventure


Fort Macleod is a community with much to offer its visitors.
The community is rich with museums, interpretive centres, theatre and other attractions,
restaurants, hotels and motels.
Community officials have been promoting the Fort Macleod experience — a visit to the community that includes stops at places such as The Fort Museum, Empress Theatre, the 1884 North West Mounted Police barracks and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.
Visitors are also encouraged to tour historic Main Street and the residential areas to admire the
heritage buildings, and to visit our restaurants and shops.
However, once you’ve had a look at everything Fort Macleod has to offer, the adventure is only beginning.
Fort Macleod officials encourage people to use Fort Macleod as a hub from which to do day trips to other tourist attractions. The community of Fort Macleod is very strategically located for people exploring the region.
Tourists are encouraged to set up their home base at one of Fort Macleod’s motels, hotels, bed and breakfasts or campgrounds and then venture out on day trips to nearby communities and tourist attractions.
Quick and easy access to other popular tourist destinations is offered from Fort Macleod on Highway 2 and Highway 3, which intersect in the community.
Less than an hour to the north of Fort Macleod on Highway 2 is Nanton, where you will find the Bomber Command Museum of Canada and the Museum of Miniatures. Nanton is also home to the Antique Walk of Alberta.
On your way to Nanton you will pass through the Town of Claresholm, where you can visit the Claresholm Museum, the Harvard Memorial and view the community’s historic murals.
Just west of Fort Macleod on Highway 3 is the Oldman River Dam, which offers recreation such as sailboarding. Nearby is Heritage Acres Museum, which pays tribute to Alberta’s farming history.
Head further west on Highway 3 from Fort Macleod and you’ll find yourself in Pincher Creek, where you will find the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, the Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Castle Mountain Resort. Beautiful Beauvais Lake is also nearby.
Just a little further west on Highway 3 and you will find yourself in the Crowsnest Pass, where you can visit the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Bellevue Underground Mine and the Crowsnest Museum.
A trip south of Fort Macleod on Highway 3 takes you toward the Highway 505 turnoff to the Great Canadian Barn Dance at Hill Spring.
Keep going south on Highway 2 and you’ll get to Cardston, where you will find such attractions as the Remington Carriage Museum, Carriage House Theatre and the Alberta Temple.
Turn west on Highway 5 at Cardston and you can continue on to Waterton Lakes National Park.
A 30-minute drive east on Highway 3 will bring you to the City of Lethbridge, where you can visit sites such as Fort Whoop-Up, Galt Museum, Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, Helen Schuler Coulee Centre, Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Bowman Arts Centre.
Southwestern Alberta is indeed rich in tourism attractions, and Fort Macleod is your gateway to adventure.

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