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Your Gateway to a Perfect Getaway

On the footsteps of the Rockies, just east of the Castle Region, roots run deep in Pincher Creek. Learn about the area’s rich pioneer heritage, take in beautiful natural scenery, waterfalls, World Heritage sites, museums, arts centres and enjoy outdoor sports and adventures. 

Pincher Creek has established itself as the destination to learn about Southern Alberta’s rich history. Stepping foot in any of the town’s points of interest is like stepping into another decade.

The natural scenery in Pincher Creek and the surrounding area is uncrowded and authentic. Mountainscapes, vast prairies and waterfalls along the Crowsnest River can be explored 365 days of the year. 

The Crowsnest River, a short drive from Pincher Creek, is also home to world-class trout fishing. Aficionados come from far and wide to enjoy the open skies and plentiful waters. 

It’s no surprise that Pincher Creek has an abundant art scene. With the beautiful surrounding scenery, it’s no surprise that Pincher Creek has a thriving arts scene. See how artists are inspired by the place they call home. 

Pincher Creek is also home to more than a dozen festivals and events throughout the year. Visitors can feel like a local at the Road Hockey Festival, Chuckwagon Cookout and Moonlight Madness Festival of Lights. 

Pincher Creek is also home to an active theatre scene and extensive outdoor facilities including parks, tennis courts, playgrounds and picnic areas.

From Pioneers to Prairies

Lundbreck Falls

Situated on Crowsnest River, Lundbreck Falls is a prime example of southern Alberta’s truly unique geography. Just a short drive from the town, the falls plunge 12 m (39 feet) into a deep pool in the canyon below. 

Heritage Acres Farm Museum

Experience the pioneer lifestyle at Heritage Acres Farm Museum. A team of passionate volunteers maintain an old-fashioned grain elevator, antique tractors and a blacksmith shop open all summer long. 

Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village 

This Canadian frontier village is home to 24 cabins, gift shops and museums that show how life in the west used to be. With more than 24,000 artifacts and abundant gardens surrounding the site, Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is a destination all on its own. 

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site

This UNESCO-designated world heritage site preserves more than 6,000 years of Plains Buffalo culture in Southern Alberta. Let guides take you back in history to learn about the significance of this storied land for the Plains People.

Fishburn Ranch

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Fishburn Ranch is a family ranch specializing in raising high-quality grass-finished beef and restoring grassland with professional grazing. The Ranch has a Airbnb and welcomes visitors.
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Pincher Creek Farmers Market

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Make it, bake it, grow it! The Pincher Creek Farmers Market is a weekly summer outdoor market that brings producers and makers direct to their customers. You can expect to find a fun, outdoor atmosphere with lots of baking, fresh veggies, produce, arts, crafts, live music and more! Experience the small-town charm of Pincher Creek paired with a very productive growing location.
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Baba’s B&B

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Welcome to Baba’s! This brand new B&B for the modern traveler is located in Pincher Creek with easy access to popular attractions such as Waterton Lakes National Park, Castle Mountain Resort, Frank Slide and Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump. Take in the mountains from every window and enjoy the deer that roam through the yard. The spacious and bright suite has recently been renovated. It features a private walkout entrance with a covered patio and BBQ, two private bedrooms, a…
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Bear Grass Bistro

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Bear Grass Bistro provides locally sourced, handmade food to order. They are proud to support local farmers and ranchers by serving their products in the Bistro. Fresh baked goods, great coffee, and lots of locals. They also offer a selection of imported Dutch treats.
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Pincher Creek Spray Park

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The Pincher Creek Spray Park is the perfect place to cool off and let the kids run. Surrounded by grass and a large field there are lots of places to play, picnic and enjoy the sunshine. The Bike Park, Skate Park, Tennis Courts, Library, Swimming Pool and indoor water slide are all also located in the complex. When the sun is out, this is the place to be.
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Shanti Hollow

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This Pincher Creek yoga studio offers regular yoga classes and weekend retreats, and hosts special events like weddings. All classes are held inside a beautiful yurt on a large, peaceful property.
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Stardust Motel

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This Pincher Creek accommodation is more like a hotel than a motel with its well-appointed, modern decor and amenities. Each room includes a refrigerator and microwave, and a few contain kitchenettes. Other guest room perks include high-speed WiFi and flat-screen television. There’s also a courtyard with BBQ facilities on site. Stardust Motel is located off of Highway 6 and is just a 20-minute drive to Waterton Lakes National Park.  
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The Lodge at Thanksgiving Ranch

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The Lodge at Thanksgiving Ranch is located in a visually stunning setting with spectacular views of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. As of June 2020, they have reopened and are following AHS guidelines for COVID-19. This is their second year of guest operations. The Lodge itself is a spectacular log structure offering four luxurious guest suites that sleep up to 14 people and a main floor common area full of comfortable seating areas, roaring fireplaces, antiques, and other treasures that have terrific…
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WILDR fitness Events Camps and Training

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WILDR Fitness Events, Camps and Training exists to get you outside your comfort zone, and outside.Their location, a converted barn between Waterton and Pincher Creek, serves as a basecamp for all things active and outside in the Waterton-Castle Region.On Saturdays, join them for guided runs will take you into the mountains and coulees surrounding Pincher Creek and in the Castle Parks. Whether you are a run/walker, 2:30 marathoner, or somewhere in between, you will find a great workout and breathtaking…
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SEEDS flower shop

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To say they are just a flower shop would be a great understatement. They are different in that they have unique and handmade home decor and gorgeous Dutch flowers. They do custom wrapped bouquets, vase bouquets, and custom flowers for events. Sign up for their fresh flower service for your hotel room or rental unit. Check their Facebook page for what they offer and call to book a time. Its the little things in life that put a smile on…
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The Lebel Mansion

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A historic building located in the heart of Pincher Creek dedicated to Cultivating Creativity in Southwest Alberta. Once a single-family home turned hospital, the Mansion is now operated by the Allied Arts Council of Pincher Creek.Features include an Art Gallery and Gift Shop proudly representing local artists and makers from across Alberta and Canada as well as an active Ceramics Guild working in the large basement studio. On the Grounds, you will find a Rose Garden with over 55 rose…
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Beauvais Walk-In Tenting Campground

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Enjoy these quiet, well-treed sites conveniently located by the lake. The beautiful foothills setting is a perfect spot to watch for birds and even wildlife while fishing or out boating on the lake. If you prefer to stay on land, there are several trails with different levels of difficulty ranging from easy to challenging for hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and skiing. The walk-in tenting sites are available year-round, but subject to road conditions in winter.
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Pincher Creek Swimming Pool

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The Pincher Creek Swimming Pool offers a family change room and walk-in access to the main swim pool which easily accommodates children, the physically challenged and seniors. Highlights include: New water slide, 6-lane competition swimming pool, kiddie’s pool with splash fountain, Children’s slide, Hot tub, Tarzan swing rope, diving board, Aquafit programs, swimming lessons and training, diving, indoor kayaking, and swim clubs.
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Pincher Creek MCC Skating Arena

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The winter arena season runs from October 1st to March 31st and offers a wide variety of tournaments, games, drop-in opportunities and special events. Memorial Community Centre Arena features an indoor skating facility with FREE public and family skating. The heated spectator area is great for those wanting to enjoy the view. Hockey game entry is typically complimentary. April to September offers a variety of indoor activities for the public to enjoy.The Arena is CLOSED until further notice due to…
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Sleepy Hollow Campground

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Services include trailer court permanent residents, full hook-up and basic camping c/w fire pits, modern washrooms, showers, laundry, cable TV and high speed wireless internet access. Pets are welcome as long as they are leashed and attended. Their location along Pincher Creek helps shelter us from winds coming from the nearby Rocky Mountains and is a primary calling card that sets us apart from other campgrounds in the area.
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Pioneer Country Market ~ Pincher Creek Farmers’ Market

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Pincher Farmers Market is an outdoor summer Farmer’s Market that operates from the middle of June to the start of October. The market has a wide variety of homemade and homegrown items. The Market runs Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Food trucks, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, baking & more! The market is located on Main Street Pincher Creek just infront of the Swimming Pool and outdoor spray park. The bike park, skate park and tennis courts are also…
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Bedside Manor Bed and Breakfast

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Converted guest house on 2.5 km of the Crowsnest River, a world-class catch and release rainbow trout stream. Breakfast is made by the guests in the newly constructed cookhouse – the property supplies the food. Guests are welcome to make other meals in the fully equipped kitchen. The site is also situated in close proximity to two four-season ski resorts within an hours drive. Guests are drawn to the area for scenery and activities such as hiking, rock climbing, hunting,…
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September Springs Ranch

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September Springs Ranch is open by appointment only. This business is the realization of its owner’s enthusiasm for antiques and collectibles and many unique items. They have many items in almost every category from local art and antiques to fashion and jewelry and artifacts from all over the world plus, plus. With three buildings filled with history. Unique Art Antique and Boutique offer hundreds of items different items in every price range including some rare and ancient displays from all…
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Veterans Memorial Campground Pincher Creek

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This well-maintained municipally operated campground is ideally located close to all Town amenities. Campers will enjoy the quiet, scenic creek-side location, nearby walkway system and recreational opportunities. The campground is great for cyclists, boaters, motorists, RV’s, visitors passing through or local families needing to get away for a weekend. It boasts a scenic location by the creek and the walkway system and features 18 serviced (electrical) sites, 2 unserviced sites and tenting sites available Flush toilet washrooms and free shower…
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Westcastle Motel

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Close to Waterton National Park and Castle Mountain Ski Hill, the Westcastle Motel offers group rates and senior discounts. Amenities include: 32-inch LCD TVs, coffee in rooms, air conditioning, wireless Internet, and free parking. They are pet-friendly. They have 18 units to choose from and crews are welcome!
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Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre Pincher Creek

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Conveniently located only 30 minutes from Waterton Lakes National Park, the Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Pincher Creek features contemporary décor combined with excellent full-service amenities. Whether traveling for business, leisure, or for a special event, they have everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable stay. While staying at their hotel, you can enjoy amenities including complimentary WiFi access, 24-hour front desk assistance, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, on-site restaurant and lounge, meeting and wedding facilities,…
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Foothills Motel

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The heritage Foothills Motel accommodates guests in a mountain area of Pincher Creek. It lies within a 10-minute walk of Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village. The venue is set within 1 km from Pincher Creek city center. The hotel offers 30 rooms. They are fitted with individual climate control, flat-screen TV, a patio, a sofa, and an IDD phone. Guests will enjoy a bathtub, a shower, and free toiletries provided in the bathrooms. They are close to amenities & Waterton Lake…
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Super 8 Pincher Creek

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Conveniently located at the junction of Highways 6 and 507 and minutes from Waterton Lakes National Park, the Super 8 Pincher Creek AB hotel provides a welcome break from the road. Offering comfortable, affordable accommodations whether you are there for just one night, or are planning to stay and enjoy the area. Start your day with a workout in their fitness centre, and refuel with a free SuperStart breakfast. Check your status with free WiFi, and come and go with…
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Seasons Cafe & Eatery

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Seasons Cafe & Eatery, located inside the Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Pincher Creek, offers a menu of hot and cold meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Lunch and dinner menus include sandwiches and burgers, featured entrees and pastas, hearty appetizers, and seasonal specials. Boxed lunches are also available.
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Aspen Grove B & B

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Aspen Grove B & B is a charming French Colonial Style Home nestled in the pristine foothills of the Canadian Rockies and the closest B&B to Castle Mountain Ski Resort located in the Beaver Mines area Ski’n’Sleep Packages are available. In the Summer hiking, flyfishing, mountain biking, and Waterton National and the Crowsnest Pass area (Frank Slide) are tourist options. Common Area on the Lower Floor has a Fireplace, Full Guest Kitchen, Satelite TV/DVD Blu-ray Player and Outside BBQ.
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Harvest Coffeehouse

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Fresh. Local. From Scratch. Harvest Coffeehouse is Pincher Creek’s rustic urban coffeehouse. Brewing, pulling and serving locally roasted coffee, espresso, tea and other gourmet drinks. Stop by for breakfast and lunch and try their delicious homemade breakfasts, soups, artisan sandwiches, bread and quiches. Gluten wise, kid friendly and free WiFi. Come by Harvest today and say hello!!
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Tamarack Outdoor Outlet

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The Tamarack Outdoor Outlet in Pincher Creek has been supplying Southern Albertans with quality outdoor gear at great prices for over 20 years. Their selection is unsurpassed in the area; footwear, gear, outdoor clothing, and a fantastic kids section! They stock all the top name brands in the outdoor industry; Patagonia, Osprey, Merrell, Icebreaker, Smartwool, The North Face, Salomon, Prana, Keen, Osprey, Deuter, MSR and more. The Tamarack is also your source of local hiking and outdoor information for the…
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Waterton River Suites

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If you enjoy escaping to a soulful bed and breakfast for a weekend getaway or extended vacation, then you’ll appreciate the private, timber-frame guesthouse at Waterton River Suites. The bed and breakfast sits on 11 acres that abound with wildlife and boasts 1,400 ft of riverfront property. Wake up each morning to the breathtaking views of Alberta’s Waterton Mountain Range and soak in the sights and sounds of the river. The suites are a short drive away from many of…
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Pincher Creek Golf Club

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Located in the Southwest corner of Alberta and nestled in the foothills of the Rockies, the Pincher Creek Golf Course is a nine-hole municipal public golf course. Pincher Creek Golf Club was established in 1946 after World War II by many local farmers, ranchers, and Shell Gas Employees. With their hard work and attention to detail and many volunteer hours as well as equipment, they established a beautiful course with many beautiful vista’s, challenging slopes and mountain range viewing. This…
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Ramada Pincher Creek

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The Pincher Creek Ramada features all the quality service and amenities you have come to expect from a Canalta Hotel including a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, indoor pool, waterslide, hot tub, state of the art fitness facility, business centre, guest laundry and meeting rooms. Kick back and relax in one of our suites, including our cozy standard room, two room suites, or kitchenettes. They are a pet-friendly facility, so feel free to bring along your four-legged family members as well!…
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Heritage Acres Farm Museum

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Heritage Acres is a working museum, which is operated by the Old Man River Antique Equipment and Threshing Club. The museum consists of a 180-acre site that was established in 1988 after the Oldman River Dam was built. The Club is dedicated to promoting an interest in and preserving the heritage of the agricultural industry in Southern Alberta from 1880-1960. The museum has been collecting, restoring, conserving, and demonstrating artifacts since 1988. A significant number of relocated heritage buildings are…
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Corner Mountain Inn & Wellness Centre

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Built in 2007 as a Bed & Breakfast, Corner Mountain Inn and Wellness Centre offers breath-taking wilderness with the luxuries of modern life. Mountains, blue skies, beautiful flowers and natural settings for wildlife combined with classic woodwork, watercolor birds and clean, spacious rooms offer you an affordable getaway, just off the beaten path. For your health and enjoyment, the Wellness Centre offers an inviting cedar sauna, essential oil massage and a wellness coach. A healthy, delicious breakfast is provided with…
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Saint Joseph’s Inn

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Saint Joseph’s is a retired Catholic church which was extensively renovated in 2004. It boasts three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a stocked kitchen, a fireplace, and BBQ. There is a large common area that can accommodate groups of up to twenty for meals meetings or projects.
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Centre Peak High Country Adventures

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Nestled beneath the eastern slopes of the Livingstone Mountain Range, Centre Peak High Country Adventures at DU Ranch offers private trail rides on beautiful working horses. With third-generation ranchers as your guides, explore the picturesque foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Keep watch for wildlife, as the rolling terrain is home to coyote, bear, cougar, moose, elk, deer and bighorn sheep. Guided trail rides are tailored to individual interests and abilities, and western riding lessons are also available. For an immersive…
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Sierra West Cabins and Ranch Vacations

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At Sierra West, capture the spirit, beauty, grandeur and intimacy of southwestern Alberta as well as the excitement of the outdoor western lifestyle. A working cattle ranch, self-catering logs cabins on Todd Creek, Texas Longhorns, horse accommodations, trail rides, cattle drives and “authentic” western charm. Sierra West’s “Cowtown” complete with the “Longhorn Saloon” (meeting, greeting room), Cantina and Bunkhouses have been added to accommodate more guests and bigger groups. The “Trading Post” is a small store bursting with local crafts…
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Castleview Campground

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Castleview Campground is in Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area, 13 km north of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 785. Fully serviced sites are suited to RVs, with power, water, and sewage hookups and privacy partitions. The Oldman River and Reservoir are close by. This is a popular spot for all kinds of water sports. Constant breezes make it an ideal place for sailing and windsurfing.
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Windy Point Campground

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Windy Point Campground is in Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area, 13 km north of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 785. Open sites along the shores of the Oldman River Reservoir are suited to RVs. A boat launch and pier make it a good choice for campers wanting easy access to the water. This is a popular spot for all kinds of water sports. Constant breezes make it an ideal place for sailing and windsurfing. Please visit the website for the most…
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Cottonwood Campground

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Cottonwood Campground is in Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area, 13 km north of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 785. Sites are suitable for RVs and tents, with unserviced and powered options. Camp alongside the Oldman River beneath the shade of cottonwood trees. Nearby Oldman River Reservoir is a popular spot for all kinds of water sports. Constant breezes make it an ideal place for sailing and windsurfing.
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Beaver Mines Lake Provincial Recreation Area

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Beaver Mines Lake Provincial Recreation Area is a picturesque area offering off the beaten track camping along the shores of a trout-stocked lake. Surrounded by southern rocky mountains the area is well-treed and offers a beach area and picnic tables. A boat launch is also available.
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Waterton Reservoir Campground

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This waterfront campground is in Waterton Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area, 25 km south of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 6 and 25 km east on Hwy. 505. Camp close to the water, where you can swim, paddle, waterski, windsurf, fish and more. A great place to enjoy water activities and a good stopover for those looking to explore the nearby southern Rockies.
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North Fork Campground

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North Fork Campground is in Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area, 10 km northwest of Pincher Creek on Hwy. 3 and 7 km northeast on Hwy. 510. Open sites along the shores of the Oldman River Reservoir are suited to RVs. A boat launch makes it a good choice for campers wanting easy access to the water. This is a popular spot for all kinds of water sports. Constant breezes make it an ideal place for sailing and windsurfing.
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Lundbreck Falls Campground

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This scenic campground is in Lundbreck Falls Provincial Recreation Area, 25 km northwest of Pincher Creek off Hwy. 3. Choose from unserviced, powered and walk-in tenting sites along the Crowsnest River. Walk a short trail to the falls, fish for rainbow and cutthroat trout, or take a refreshing swim in the calmer waters.
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Lundbreck Falls Provincial Recreation Area

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This scenic campground is in Lundbreck Falls Provincial Recreation Area, 25 km northwest of Pincher Creek off Hwy. 3. Choose from unserviced, powered, and walk-in tenting sites along the Crowsnest River. Walk a short trail to the falls, fish for rainbow and cutthroat trout, or take a refreshing swim in the calmer waters.
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Lynx Creek Provincial Recreation Area

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Find your peace in the southwestern Rockies. Take a hike Creekside or try your luck fishing for trout. OHV trails in the vicinity. Please keep OHVs on trailers while in the recreation area. There are 40 campsites in the area.
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Waterton Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area

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Waterton Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area is located just 25 km south of Pincher Creek and is a great place for enjoying fishing, swimming, paddle sports and more. The park includes 25 unserviced campsites, many of which are located close to the water. UPDATE: Alberta Parks is continually monitoring operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please visit the website for the most up-to-date information on facility closures, service changes, programming updates and safety measures.
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Beauvais Lake Provincial Park

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Beauvais Lake Provincial Park, in southwest Alberta, is like a gem in the Crown of the Continent. It protects rare and diverse ecosystems and wildlife, including species at risk. The park and surrounding area are prime wildlife habitats, offering year-round recreational activities.
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Beauvais Lake Campground

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Beauvais Lake Campground has a scenic view with well treed sites and is located in Beauvais Lake Provincial Park. Sites are suitable for both RV’s and tents with both basic and powered options. The setting is in the beautiful foothills where you can watch for birds and wildlife while boating or fishing on the lake. If you prefer to stay on land, there are many trails ranging from easy to challenging not only for hiking but mountain biking, snowshoeing and…
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Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area

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The Oldman Dam Provincial Recreation Area is a scenic park with four riverside campgrounds and a group campsite in the southwestern prairie of Alberta, Canada. Set beneath cottonwood trees on the banks of the Oldman River near the Crowsnest Pass with a wind farm nearby, it’s the ideal spot to enjoy water and wind-based sports, such as sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, and fishing.
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Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village

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Located along the creek that gives Pincher Creek its name, the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is open year round. Hours vary from summer to winter months. In Pioneer Place, you will find a Visitor Information Centre, an extensive archives and The Country Store which carries local and Canadian products, country and vintage themes items and an impressive local book section. The Museum Village sits on six acres with 30 authentic historical buildings full of over 30,000 artifacts which gives an…
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