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Fort Macleod Travel Guide

Fort Macleod is a vibrant community of 3,000, located within breathtaking sight of the Canadian Rockies. This town is a magnet for those who are seeking a relaxed rural life style, proximity to the Rocky Mountains, a strong sense of community, access to high speed internet and a short drive to Western Canada's corporate capital, Calgary.

Fort Macleod boasts the best weather of the Prairie Provinces, including the highest number of sunlight hours in Canada. The Chinook conditions provide mild winters and cooling breezes in the summer.

Few places can transport visitors back in time like Fort Macleod. In fact, this historic town, which is located only an hour's drive east of the scenic wonders of the Rocky Mountains, has been designated a provincial historic area by the Government of Alberta. It's easy to see why while strolling through downtown, home to attractions like the Empress, Alberta's oldest operating theatre, and the Fort Museum, a former Northwest Mounted Police outpost that today showcases Alberta's past through a series of displays and exhibits. Fort Macleod provides access to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World heritage Site that honours the amazing history of the Blackfoot Aboriginals who dominated this land for hundreds of years.

Golfers can play the oldest golf course in Western Canada, which is located amidst a landscape of foothills and grasslands. Fort Macleod's location, 165 km south of Calgary and 51 km km west of Lethbridge, makes it an easily accessible distraction from Alberta's urban bustle.

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The Empress Theatre, Fort Macleod
The Empress Theatre

Since the opening, it has served as a vaudeville house, concert hall, lecture hall, live theatre, and finally as a...

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Fort Macleod
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

One of the world's oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jump's

(Museum, Tourist Attractions)
Fort Museum of the NWMP, First Nations Interpretive Centre & Gift Shop, Fort Macleod
Fort Museum of the NWMP, First Nations Interpretive Centre & Gift Shop

This gallery explores some of the highlights of the Force's history and development through a century and a quarter of...

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