A great day trip from the Glenwood area is a visit to the Crowsnest Pass. Crowsnest Pass is a unified community of five formerly separate towns (Blairmore, Bellevue, Coleman, Hillcrest, and Frank) cradled in a narrow stretch of lush valley in Southern Alberta's Rocky Mountains. This mountainous region offers an abundance of outdoor activities including snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, downhill skiing, hiking, mountain biking, caving, fishing and hunting.

The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre highlights the rich heritage of the Crowsnest Pass amid the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rockies. The Centre is open all year and features state-of-the-art interactive displays and exhibits throughout the Centre focus on the infamous Frank Slide of 1903 - Canada’s deadliest rockslide.

Located in Fort Macleod, The Fort Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the NWMP and First Nations People from the area. The museum was built and first opened in 1957. In 1973 the Fort started its world famous NWMP Musical Ride, and has proudly kept the tradition to this day. After your visit to the museum, take a wander down historic Main Street, one of only two designated Provincial Historic Areas in  Alberta. 

The pride of Hillspring, the Great Canadian Barn Dance is, quite possibly, the only campground you'll find where the whole family can camp, dance, enjoy recreational activities, and take in live entertainment all in one scenic location. Join them Saturday nights for dinner & dance or a Friday night Dinner Show, featuring the live music of the Kunkel Family. You'll even get a complimentary dance lesson and horse drawn hay ride!

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is an archaeological site known around the world as a remarkable testimony of the life of the Plains People through the millennia. The Jump bears witness to a method of hunting practiced by native people of the North American plains for nearly 6,000 years.

Police Outpost is located near the Alberta-U.S. border and is Alberta's most southerly provincial park. The park preserves a small area typical of the foothills parkland sub-region of the Parkland Natural Region. A Northwest Mounted Police outpost was established at this location in 1891 to control smuggling. Well-protected private campsites and well-maintained hiking and mountain biking trails. Outpost Wetlands Natural Area is located nearby.

Located in the rolling foothills of southern Alberta, the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston, provides visitors with an authentic experience with 19th and early 20th century horse-drawn transportation. Using state-of-the-art techniques, the Remington Carriage Museum brings this bygone era to life.

Abundant wildlife and wildflowers, epic scenery and easy access come together in this unique UNESCO World Heritage Site. Waterton Lakes National Park is home to a string of clear glacial lakes, canyons and waterfalls. 

The community of Waterton Park offers a collection of shops, hotels and restaurants on the shores of Upper Waterton Lake, makes a popular base for exploration. A range of hiking trails, including many shorter hikes, reveal both prairie and mountain landscapes. 

Located just a few minutes from Glenwood, Waterton Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area offers up everything you're looking for on your escape from the every day: beach, swimming, SUPing, fishing, boating, camping, waterskiing, windsurfing, sailing - you name the water sport, you can do it here! 

There are hundreds of fun and interesting adventures to be had throughout southwestern Alberta - winter, spring, summer and fall. Glenwood offers a great, central location to use as a basecamp. That means you can explore all day long, then head back to the base for some quiet R&R by the campfire. Visit our regional tourism partner, Alberta Southwest for more of what this incredible corner of the world has to offer.  

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