Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions
Alberta Prairie offers an exciting one day adventure on board a real steam or diesel-powered train. Different themes are enacted throughout the season, including murder mysteries, family, dinner theatre, seniors and teddy bear specials.
At some point during your excursion the train may be brought to a screeching halt. Look out! It's the dreaded outlaw "Reynolds Raiders". They are known to frequent these parts and on occasion hold up the train. After a short but furious gun battle, the money the outlaws took from passengers is retrieved. Since it's impossible to tell who the money belongs to, it is donated to a number of children's charities.
Bar U Ranch National Historic Site
Ride into history on a wagon pulled by Percheron horses to discover the life of a ranching cowboy from the late 1800s at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. Try your hand at cowboy skills, learn about the old-style ranching ways, wander through the rustic and authentic buildings or sit around the campfire and listen to old-time tales. Back-dropped by the Rocky mountains, the Bar U Ranch is off of Hwy 22 along the Cowboy Trail by Longview, AB.
The Fort, Fort Macleod
The Fort Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the NWMP and First Nations People from the area. The museum was built and first opened in 1957. In 1973 the Fort started it’s world famous NWMP Musical Ride, and has proudly kept the tradition to this day.
Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump
Where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, you will discover one of the world's oldest, largest, and best preserved buffalo jumps. The Jump bears witness to a method of hunting practiced by native people of the North American plains for nearly 6,000 years.
In 1981, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump as a World Heritage Site placing it among other world heritage monuments such as the Egyptian pyramids, Stonehenge and the Galapagos Islands.