Attractions and Historical Sites

Remington Carriage Museum

Remington Carriage MuseumRecognized by the Government of Canada as the “Best Indoor Attraction in Canada”, the Remington Carriage Museum houses one of North America's largest collections of horse-drawn vehicles. This enormous museum offers visitors a chance to step back in time to get a glimpse of life in the 19th and early 20th century, when carriages, wagons and sleighs were the chief form of transportation.

Using theatrical sets, sound, lighting and interactive displays, Remington Carriage Museum tells a fascinating story of the past. Other features of this 63 000 square foot facility include:

  • Fire hall
  • Carriage factory
  • Restoration shop
  • Working stable
  • Carriage rides
  • Carriage rentals
  • Restaurant
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours
Located in the Town of Cardston this one-of-a-kind museum is open all year and is a perfect place to experience our unique history.

Phone:       (403) 653-5139
Fax:             (403) 653-5160
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Address:     Main Street
         P.O. Box 1649
         Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0

Cardston Alberta Temple

Cardston Alberta TempleWith the majestic Rocky Mountains as its backdrop, the Cardston Alberta Temple stands as a proud reminder of the Mormon faith and the tireless pioneers who nurtured the growth of the LDS Church in a new land. Standing on a highly visible hill on the fertile plains that surround Cardston, the granite edifice overlooks the entire town.

Although this is a place of reverence and worship, parts of the Temple are open to the public, including:
  • Public visitors center in the summer.
  • Films and pictures of the temple's interior.
In 1962, an addition to the Cardston Alberta Temple was dedicated by President Hugh B. Brown, who resided in Alberta for many years. On September 16, 1995, the Government of Canada named the Cardston Alberta Temple a Canadian Historic Site.

Phone:         (403) 653-3552
Fax:              (403) 653-2635

Address:     348 - 3rd Street West
                      Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0

Card Pioneer Home

Card Pioneer HomeThis tiny log home was built more than a century ago by Cardston’s founder, Charles Ora Card. The original building offers visitors the chance to view original artefacts, beautiful artwork, and complimentary tours. This is a true historical treasure that has remained almost completely untouched.

Phone:        (403) 653-3366

Address:     337 Main Street
                      Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0



 

Courthouse Museum

Courthouse MuseumThe Courthouse Museum is the longest used courthouse in Alberta. The unique sandstone structure was built in 1907 from stone quarried just a few miles from Cardston. The handsome architecture of this striking building still stands as a lasting monument to Cardston’s early pioneer artisans. This registered Provincial Historic site offers displays such as:
  • Original judge's bench and witness stand
  • Court artifacts
  • Original jail cells—complete with graffiti
  • Pioneer home furnishings
  • 1876 square grand piano
  • Artefacts depicting the Hutterite way of life
Phone:        (403) 653-4322

Address:     89 - 3rd Avenue West
                      Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0

Cobblestone Manor

Built with logs and local river rocks, rare hardwoods and intricately designed stained glass by a young Belgian carpenter, this beautiful old house was one of the original homes built in Cardston. Legend has it that the young carpenter, Henry Hoët, painstakingly built this home for a sweetheart who, sadly, never moved to Canada to become Hoët’s bride.

Today this Alberta Historic Site is lovingly preserved and is open to the public to enjoy:
  • Fine dining.
  • Bed and breakfast accomodations.
Phone:          (403) 653-2701
                       1-866-653-2701 (toll-free)

Address:     173 - 7th Avenue West
                       Cardston, Alberta T0K 0K0

Magrath Agricultural Heritage Building

In 2012, the Magrath History and Museum Association purchased the property adjacent to the existing museum building and approved plans to construct an agricultural display building to house examples/replicas of the agricultural industries which were critical to the establishment of settlements in the area. Once established, this facility will provide interactive education for school classes as well as other visitors to the museum. Currently all of the elementary school classes in Magrath visit the museum in addition to over other 1500 visitors each year.

This new building will be a barn-like structure to house inside displays and there is adequate space on the property outside of the building to display equipment that was used in these industries:

  • Grain industry.
  • Cattle industry.
  • Sheep and wool industry.
  • Irrigation systems.
  • Special crops (alfalfa, sugar beets, potatoes, beans, peas, etc.)
Phone:          (403) 758-6618
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Address:     37 N - 1st Street West
                       Magrath, Alberta T0K 1J0

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