region | alberta south
UNIQUE MUSEUMS & HISTORIC SITES
TREKCETERA MUSEUM See memorabilia from the Star Trek franchise , as well as memorabilia from other iconic films and TV series such as Hell On Wheels , Magnificent Seven , Harry Potter , Thunderbirds , Sherlock Holmes , Men In Black , Titanic , Terra Nova , Brokeback Mountain , Superman , Pirates of the Caribbean , Drew Carey Show and more . Drumheller , 403-823-6339 , www . trekcetera . com
MUSEUM OF THE HIGHWOOD If you ’ re a fan of the TV show Heartland , you must check out the props on display in the Film in the Foothills exhibit in this museum in the very town where the show is filmed . Next door to the museum , you can view the exterior of Maggie ’ s Café used in the show . It ’ s not a real café , but the exterior makes for a good photo . High River , 403-652-7156 , www . highriver . ca / film-andtelevision-in-high-river
REMINGTON CARRIAGE MUSEUM Travel back in time to the era of horse-drawn carriages and view a collection of over 250 carriages , buggies , wagons and sleighs . View the collection , try interactive exhibits , visit the horses in their stables and , in the summer months , try out a horse-drawn carriage ride yourself . Cardston , 403-653-5139 , remingtoncarriagemuseum . ca
GOPHER HOLE MUSEUM A wedding . A fashion show . A farmer tilling his field . All typical scenes of life in Alberta , but at the Gopher Hole Museum in the tiny town of Torrington , the players are gophers . The museum ’ s dioramas feature stuffed gophers in 47 anthropomorphic scenes including a bank hold-up and a prehistoric cave-gopher scenario . About 160 km ( 99 mi ) northeast of Calgary , Torrington also features a giant gopher sculpture dubbed Clem T . GoFur . 208 - 1 St S , Torrington , 403-631-2133 , gopherholemuseum . ca
FRANK SLIDE INTERPRETIVE CENTRE On April 29 , 1903 at 4:10 am , 82 million tonnes of limestone crashed down Turtle Mountain , burying part of the coal mining town of Frank and killing an estimated 90 people as they slept . The resulting rubble field remains largely untouched , spawning legends about what lies beneath . The site ’ s interpretive centre details the amazing stories of tragedy and triumph from that fateful day . Crowsnest Pass , 403-562-7388 , frankslide . ca
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FORT WHOOP-UP NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE In the 1860s , American prospectors established a post at Fort Whoop-Up to trade whisky to the plains tribes in exchange for buffalo skins . Though the trade was extremely lucrative , tensions rose and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police assumed control of the fort . Now a historic and interpretive site , it still maintains trade with the Blackfoot tribes of Southern Alberta . Learn about the scoundrels and lawmen that called the fort home and the plains people whose way of life it forever changed . 200 Indian Battle Park Rd , Lethbridge , 403-329-0444 , fortwhoopup . ca
Alberta South Events
Jun 8 - 16 Lethbridge Jazz and Blues Festival Listen to a variety of jazz music performed by artists including Holly Cole , Mallory Chipman , BC Read and more . Lethbridge , lethbridgejazz . com
Jun 14 - 19 Waterton Wildflower Festival Waterton is the wildflower capital of Canada with over 1,000 species of plants in the area — including 20 that are found exclusively in the park . Explore the park ’ s floral beauty with guided hikes , horseback tours , photography and painting workshops , and informal presentations by wildflower professionals . Waterton , 403- 859-5133 , watertonwildflowers . com
Jun 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day This day celebrates Indigenous peoples ’ contributions to Canadian society . Experience drumming , dancing , listen to Blackfoot elders tell stories about the plains buffalo culture and try your hand at Atl Atl throwing , an ancient hunting technique . Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump , 403-553-2731 , headsmashedin . ca
Jul 27 - 29 Vul-Con Live long and prosper at this Star Trek-themed convention . Featuring children ’ s activities , photo ops , autographs , Q & A sessions , a gaming area , costume contest and a Vul-Con Parade ! Vulcan , 403-485-2994 , www . vulcanconvention . com
Sep 28 - 30 Alberta Culture Days Over 70 communities across Alberta celebrate the role of arts , heritage , and cultural diversity in a vibrant society with multiple events . Unique cultural experiences are showcased through art , dance , music , writing , theatre , comedy , film and other performances and workshops . 780-415-0281 , culture . alberta . ca / culturedays