Cardston is located in the low foothills of southwest Alberta, Canada, about 25 km north of the US state of Montana. On its north side, it borders the Blood Indian Reservation, one of the largest reserves in North America. Forty kilometres to the west of Cardston are the Rocky Mountains of beautiful Waterton Lakes National Park. Cardston is 77 km southwest of Lethbridge and 234 km south of Calgary.
Cardston was settled in 1887 by Mormons from Utah Territory who travelled to Alberta in one of the century's last wagon migrations. The town has ball parks, a golf course, an ice skating rink, a swimming pool, tennis courts, hiking trails, a skateboard park, several recreation parks, picnic areas and playgrounds. The town is gateway to Canada's fourth national park, formed in 1895, Waterton Lakes National Park.
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Largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in North America
With the majestic Rocky Mountains as its backdrop, the Cardston Alberta Temple stands as a proud reminder of the Mormon...
The Courthouse Museum showcases the record of how a rough country changed dramatically.
The original building offers visitors the chance to view original artefacts, beautiful artwork, and complimentary tours.