historical sites

The History of the Métis Crossing

Jul. 11, 2018

Métis Crossing is one of Canada’s great historic sites with a rich history dating back thousands of years. People travel from all over North America to enjoy the culture and amenities. The site is so historic that archaeologists have discovered a campsite that is roughly 6,000 years old. Read on to learn why you should visit […]

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Top 5 Hiking Tips to Stay Safe and Have Fun on the Iron Horse Trail

Apr. 13, 2018

If a hiker is going to attempt the massive trek along the 300 kilometres of Alberta’s Iron Horse Trail, they’re going to need to be smart about their safety. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of hiking tips. Any hiker that follows these tips will be able to have a safe and fun time hiking […]

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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 […]

Categories : History