Tourism is alive and well in Foothills Country! Watch for our printed guide available through Foothills Country.
Whether you are a visitor to the area or call the region home the unique shops, stunning views and historical sites always offer a new adventure year-round.
Daytrips are a perfect way to discover what the region has to offer in your own backyard. Hop in your car and within an hour it won’t be difficult to find a new spot offering food, fun and adventures.
Visitors will find plenty of places to rest after a day of adventuring or poking around the area’s unique shopping districts. When it comes to accommodations, the region has something for everyone in all kinds of settings. There are campgrounds, hotels, log cabins, bed and breakfasts and posh retreats that can be found in remote mountainscapes or in the middle of bustling urban centres.
North, east, west and south; no matter what corner of the region you look in this summer there will be family fun when each community hosts its annual parade days.
The history of the foothills is long and storied and includes the province’s first gas plant in Turner Valley, which is situated next to Hell’s Half Acre. To find out more about the area’s oil and gas industry visit the Town hall where displays are open to visitors.
For a natural wonder, the Okotoks Erratic is a sight to be seen. The giant quartzite block sits in a field just southwest of the town and comes with interesting scientific explanations as well as the Blackfoot story of how the rock arrived.
Aeronautic nuts or anyone who is impressed by flying machines should take in the Bomber Command Museum in Nanton, where a Lancaster Bomber is on display. For something out of this world check out Vulcan, known for its tributes to the television series Star Trek.
The cowboy spirit is alive and well in the foothills and many communities host annual rodeo events that include activities for the whole family. From the Sheppard Family Park Threshing Bee in High River to the Priddis/Millarville Fair there are events that will get you milking a cow, taste-testing a prize-winning pie or picking up some farm-fresh vegetables at the Millarville market.
Plan a daytrip or come visit the region to find a unique and exhilarating experience no matter where you are from.