Fort Macleod is the gateway to the unique adventures you will find in the
Alberta South West region. Nestled in the most beautiful corner of the province of Alberta, the Southwest is a place where the golden prairie rolls up to meet the Rocky Mountains. Under the big western sky, a host of authentic experiences and discoveries await you. With six motels, five campgrounds and several quaint B&B's, Fort Macleod is the perfect place to base your family as you tour the adventures of Southwest Alberta.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Located a short 15 minute drive from Fort Macleod the UNESCO World Heritage Site,Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, is among the oldest, largest and best preserved of the many buffalo jump sites across the western Plains. The Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre documents the buffalo hunting culture of the Plains peoples from ancient times to the arrival of the Europeans.
Remington Carriage Museum
The Remington Carriage Museum houses the largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in North America, with over 250 carriages, wagons and sleighs. The Museum is located only minutes from both Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta, and Glacier National Park in Montana. It is open year-round, seven days a week. International travellers acknowledge the display as the finest in the world. The 63,000 square foot facility features video displays, a fire hall, a carriage factory, a restoration shop, a working stable, carriage rides, carriage rentals, a restaurant and a gift shop. Guided facility tours are offered at no additional charge.
Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park
Established in 1895, Waterton is often called the park where the mountains meet the prairie. Part of the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem, Waterton offers an unusual mixture of grassland, forest, alpine and wetland habitats that supports a startling diversity of life. The park is located at one of the narrowest places in the Rockies, where plants and animals from many ecological realms come together in a spectacular mountain landscape. Together with Glacier National Park, Waterton became the world's first International Peace Park in 1932, which were designated an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
Franks Slide Interpretive Centre
The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre highlights the rich history of the Crowsnest Pass amid the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. Visitors can experience a variety of interpretive programs, presentations and special events. Displays throughout the Centre feature the 1903 Frank Slide (rockslide-avalanche), the Canadian Pacific Railway, European settlement, early underground coal mining and community life. An award-winning audio-visual presentation entitled "In the Mountain's Shadow" is shown daily. Also showing, a brand new 47 minute production entitled "On the Edge of Destruction - The Story of the Frank Slide." Pathways around the Centre provide spectacular views of the Frank Slide and surrounding area.