Stay Awhile

Welcome to Cardston County – the Heart of the Southwest. This stunning collection of Communities offers one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world. With majestic Rockies, mountain-fed creeks, streams and lakes, lush rolling hills and open prairies, the beauty is panoramic and the possibilities are endless.

Located in the southwest corner of Alberta, Cardston County embodies everything that’s good about western lifestyle. Miles and miles of open range and lush valleys are connected by ranch land and wandering cattle, fields of wheat and family farms rooted in a century of pioneering spirit, tradition and values. This beautiful region includes the towns of Cardston and Magrath, the Villages of Glenwood and Hill Spring and the Hamlets of Aetna, Beazer, Carway, Del Bonita, Kimball, Leavitt, Mountain View, Spring Coulee, Welling and Woolford. These Communities offer visitors and residents alike a taste of western tradition that they won’t find anywhere else.

From trail rides to live theatre, hiking the Rockies to square dancing under the stars, Cardston County welcomes you to explore and discover what makes us the Heart of the Southwest.



People looking to get away from it all and get back to nature need look no further than Cardston County. We are surrounded by Provincial parks and campgrounds, offering outdoor enthusiasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. From rustic adventure in the Rocky Mountains to the comfort to full-facility camping, you’ll find it in Cardston County.

 Campgrounds  Lakes and Recreational Areas 
 Covered Wagon R.V. Park  Cochrane Lake
 Great Canadian Barn Dance  Little Beaver Dam
 Lee Creek Campground  Lake Jensen Reservoir
 Police Outpost Provincial Park
 Waterton River
 Spring Glen Park Campground
 Belly River
 St. Mary's Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area  Dipping Vat Lake
 Waterton Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area  
 Woolford Provincial Park  
 Waterton Lakes National Park  

Travel Distances

 Distance to Cardston  Kilometers  Miles
 Calgary  235  146
 Edmonton  525  326
 Taber  125  78
 Lethbridge  79  49
 Magrath  43  27
 Medicine Hat  242  150
 US Border (Carway)  24  15
 US Border (Coutts)  140  93
 Great Falls, Montana  305  190