History

Explore History At The Métis Crossing

Nov. 13, 2019

If you’re visiting Smoky Lake and want to delve into the depths of history, there isn’t anything better than taking a trip to the Métis Crossing. Here you can explore the culture and traditions of the indigenous people of the area by traveling back in time and seeing what life was like for the original […]

5 Facts About Exploring Iron Horse Trail Alberta

Aug. 15, 2019

The Iron Horse Trail Alberta has a storied history that predates it as a destination for travelers of all kinds. Explore this history now.

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The Iron Horse Trail was Once a Part of Canada’s Railroad History

May. 01, 2019

The Iron Horse Trail is a 300-kilometre long trail across North Central Alberta carved from an abandoned railroad right-of-way. It is the longest completed section of the Trans Canada Trail. It’s history dates back to the era of steam locomotives that carried train cars with people and supplies across the continent. There were several types of […]

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4 Reasons to Stop at Victoria Settlement When You Visit the Iron Horse Trail

Feb. 13, 2018

If you’re planning to visit the Iron Horse Trail when visiting Alberta, Canada, you’re in for a treat. This trans-Canada trail of nature and parks will make you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time. It’s the oldest and longest continuous trail in the area. You can experience the trail by foot, horse, ATV, […]

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Fort George and Buckingham House: Fur Trade Rivals on the Iron Horse Trail

Nov. 21, 2017

Before the first Iron Horses were driven across Western Canada, the area surrounding what is today Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail was a key site in the Alberta history of the fur trade. For decades European trappers and the multinational companies they represented remade land that had for millennia been occupied by indigenous tribes- all to […]

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