Saturday, January 16, 2016
Fort Macleod Museum
PLACES - An hour and forty-five minute drive south of Calgary is the town of Fort Macleod, Alberta. It was founded in 1874 by the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), the same year they completed their Great March West: driving out the American whiskey traders that had impoverished and devastated the native peoples of the area. Today visitors to the Fort Museum can step back in time and enjoy interactive exhibits, live theater, and the NWMP Musical Ride. It is closed during winter, so check the website for updated times. Nearby points of interest include Fort Macleod's historic downtown and the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, a short drive west on Highway 785.