Alberta history

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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Alberta Tourist Attractions: Your Guide to Big Things Along AIHT

Mar. 01, 2019

Tourists who visit Alberta, are always delighted by the Alberta tourist attractions and big things that they can see while here. However, if you are looking for something that is a little more casual and exciting on your next vacation; you may opt to take a trip down Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail. There are people […]

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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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