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Bringing our stories to life with the spirit and tenacity of our pioneers.

The Claresholm & District Museum and Visitor Information Centre includes a 1912 CPR Train Station which is a provincially designated historic resource, an 8000 sq. ft. Exhibit Hall, Claresholm’s first school from 1903, a 1920s log cabin and a CPR caboose. Established in 1969, the museum has long been committed to preserving and exhibiting the history of this unique region of southern Alberta.

The Museum houses thousands of artifacts and archival documents relating to the history of Claresholm & District. Artifacts tell many stories from Blackfoot culture to the arrival of the railway, homestead history, and the growth of the Town. Photographs record the entire history of the community and its residents.


CPR Station and Visitor Information Centre
May 15 to Thanksgiving Long Weekend
9:00am – 5:00pm

Museum Exhibit Hall
May Long Weekend to Thanksgiving Long Weekend
9:00am – 5:00pm

Other times by appointment:
Phone 403-625-1742 or 403-625-3131


CPR Station and Visitor Information Centre
5126 – 1st St. W. (on HWY 2)
Claresholm, AB

Museum Exhibit Hall
5115 – 2nd St. E.
Claresholm, AB

Programs & Events

Claresholm Walking Tours                         Join us on July 22nd, July 27th, August 2nd, August 13th, and August 21st at 10 a.m. for a FREE walking tour of Claresholm! Registration is preferred; please call 403-625-3131 or email to register. Maximum of 15 people on a tour and it runs on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please dress for the weather as tours go rain or shine.



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