History

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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