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Everything You Need to Know About the Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair

Sep. 15, 2018

This summer is flying by and before you know it, it’s going to be time for warm apple cider, Halloween costumes, and pumpkin themed everything. Fall is coming up quickly and so is the Smoky Lake Pumpkin Fair. This annual fair is always fun for the whole family. Let’s look at some of the fun […]

Categories : Winter activities

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 […]

Categories : Trail

Did You Ride the Iron Horse Trail for a Great Cause in May?

Jun. 06, 2018

Every year the Iron Horse Trail plays host to the Second Chance Trail Ride. This is an important fund-raising event for the GoodHearts Foundation. Registration for this year’s event opened on 11 May, but every year, you can also sign up on the day before if preferred. Don’t miss this annual opportunity to help raise […]

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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, […]

Categories : History Trail

5 Reasons You Need to Visit the Iron Horse Trail in 2018

Jan. 29, 2018

The Iron Horse Trail is an epic trail spanning almost 300 kilometres. It runs through northern Alberta and is actually a piece of the much larger Trans Canada Trail. You may wonder what’s so great about a simple trail and why you should visit it. A visit to this trail is far more than just […]

Categories : Trail

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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