PINCHER CREEK ATTRACTIONS
Known as the Jewel of the Rockies, this beautiful community offers a stunning natural landscape, from mountains, water, rolling hills and open prairies. Located 30 minutes from Waterton Lakes National Park, Pincher Creek offers a vast array of outdoor activities as well as historic and cultural jewels including festivals, museums, Cowboy Poetry gatherings, fairs and rodeos. While in Waterton, take a side trip to explore this jewel and discover all that its culture, history and landscape have to offer.
These attractions are located within 30 minutes of Waterton Lakes National Park.
Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village
This premiere heritage facility, a must-stop for anyone interested in the pioneer past of southwestern Alberta. Nestled along the tree-shaded Pincher Creek, which quietly meanders through our picturesque ranching settlement. It offers vintage glimpses into the rich pioneering history of the area, with memories of pioneer life from more than a century ago showcased on six acres of well-manicured gardened grounds on the Canadian Prairies.
Located in Pincher Creek, Alberta, the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is a 30-minute drive from Waterton Lakes National Park.
Heritage Acres Farm Museum
This working farm museum is home to old farm equipment, machinery and buildings that have been restored to show how things were done in “the good old days”. On site are the Doukhobor Barn, Jumbo Valley Presbyterian Church, the United Grain Growers Elevator “Prairie Sentinel” and the steam powered sawmill.
The Crystal Village – which includes a school, church, taxi stand, playhouse, coal shed, office and storage building – is made up of 200,000 glass insulators from Alberta’s telephone poles. There are several events that happen at Heritage Acres every year, the biggest being Heritage Days held on the August long weekend.
Located in Pincher Creek, Alberta, the Heritage Acres Farm Museum is a 30-minute drive from Waterton Lakes National Park.
Poets and people from afar converge on Pincher Creek every third weekend in June (Father’s Day Weekend) for the annual Cowboy Poetry. Celebrating its twentieth anniversary, poets will weave their magic and woo the crowd with their tales of the old west and the life of a modern cowboy. Various demonstrations are held throughout the weekend and western art and gear exhibits will also be on display.
The Gathering is an annual arts event in Pincher Creek, Alberta and is a 30-minute drive from Waterton Lakes National Park.
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