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You may also want to read our History and Heritage section and our Parks and Recreation for more information. While you are in Fort Macleod, you will need a place to stay and somewhere to eat.
Our business directory lists our businesses by category. To this day movies, as well as local drama companies and artists entertain audiences. This tradition has carried on as evidenced by the names of contemporary performers written on the wood frame walls. It is also rumored to be haunted.
This fort was also established to put an official federal presence into the North West Territories of Canada, which were being eyed by the United States for annexation. It was the first permanent police post in the British North-West. Our Fort is well-known and offers beautiful historic displays as well as live performances during the tourism season.
You will learn how the plains Indians hunted, lived and provided for their families. Drumming, Native dancing and plains Indian cuisine are shared on specific dates. Inthe first golf game was played in Fort Macleod — the first course to be built between Winnipeg and the West Coast. Untilit also acted as a pistol and rifle range. This 9-hole course is set in the river valley, surrounded by trees and coulees. Throughout the course you can see old wagon trails, buffalo wallows and sand traps made by sheep. Cattle and buffalo bones are there as a result of a blizzard in The Prince of Wales played golf on this course in Approximately half of this course has been deemed a historical deated area.
After a fire razed the existing wooden structures ina bylaw was put in to only allow brick and stone buildings to be erected on main street. An amazing collection of architecture resulted, which is still on display today. Many films have been shot using our main street as the background. Walking tour maps explain the original uses of the buildings. Main Street Fort Macleod has links we can put at the end. Over three decades ago, the Town of Fort Macleod held its first Santa Claus Parade, and to this day that event takes place on the last Saturday in November.
Bands from across the province, floats from near and far and people representing their organizations grace the streets of Fort Macleod for this annual celebration. The parade is led by the town crier and is wrapped up by Jolly Old Saint Nick.
Free family movies, a giant craft show and sale, artists selling their creations, and house parties all welcome in this festive season. The population of the town triples on this special day. So bring your family and friends to us. Wear your thermal underwear, wrap up in your favourite blanket and share some hot chocolate with those you want to make memories with. Fort Macleod has much to see and do. Year-round, we also have places you should see and go. Here are some of our highlights.
Golf Club Our golf course shows s of wagon trains, buffalo wallows and an original shooting range. Play nine holes and see the sights there. Accommodations and Restaurants While you are in Fort Macleod, you will need a place to stay and somewhere to eat. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump as is with link at end. Golf Anyone? Come try your luck on our beautiful course.Alberta or Fort Macleod
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The Fort Museum