Fort Macleod Museums
In 1873, the North West Mounted Police force was created to bring law and order to the Canadian North West. This fort explores some of the highlights of the Force's history and development through a century and a quarter of service to Canada, and to the Fort Macleod community in particular. Today's Fort displays early NWMP, First Nations, pioneers and present-day Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) artifacts. A Musical Ride adds pomp and pageantry four times daily through July and Aug.
On Highway 785 north of Fort Macleod, Head-Smashed-In is the largest and best preserved buffalo kill site in North America, and the superb Interpretive Centre portrays life on the prairies over thousands of years. The interpretive centre is open daily from 10am to 5pm except on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday.