Cardston is a small town in the foothills of Southern Alberta. It was founded by a number of Mormon families from Utah and their temple was the first built outside of the United States. The main attraction of the town is its carriage museum, which is well worth the visit.
- Remington-Alberta Carriage Museum, 623 Main St, ☎ +1 403-653-5139. Open daily 9AM-6PM July through Labour Day, 10AM-5PM remainder of year. The museum houses the largest collection of carriages in North America and tells the tale of horse and carriage days with entertaining stories, videos and free guided tours. Carriage rides and a gift shop are also available. Museum: $9/5 (child/adult); Carriage rides: $4/2.50.
- Cardston Alberta Temple, 348 3rd Ave W. A large geometric stone building with a commanding presence. As of July, 2013, the temple is one of eight in Canada. Non-Mormons cannot enter the temple, but can tour the Visitor Center at the entrance.
This is a dry community, no alcohol is served in the town.
- South Country Inn, 404 Main St, ☎ +1 403-653-8000, toll-free: +1-888-653-2615. Clean but fairly basic rooms. Rooms have wifi and there is an indoor pool and guest laundry facilities.
Waterton Lakes National Park is half an hour away and offers many outdoor recreation options and beautiful scenery.
|Routes through Cardston|
|Calgary ← Fort Macleod ←||N S||→ becomes → Babb → Great Falls|