Things to Do & Places to Explore

Local Places to Explore

Carmangay Tipi Rings – A day use recreation area located west of Carmangay on Highway 23 where you can view an archeological tipi ring site.

Glen G. McFarland Memorial Nature Trail

In Carmangay –  Includes the water tower, the historical train bridge, views of the Little Bow River Valley and markers describing the various animals of the area, ancient history, and industries.

Arrowwood Country Store and Museum

Railway Ave. and Centre Street


Running the Race Ranch Retreat

South of Mossleigh, AB on RR 252    587-224-7379

Trail Rides, Equestrian Activities, B&B Guest Cabins

Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station

Tourism information, gift shop, star trek memorabilia and other attractions.  

115 Centre Street East 403-485-2994

Aspen Crossing

Themed Sightseeing Train Excursions, Dining Car Restaurant, Tavern and Escape Rooms, Campground and Caboose Cabins, Garden Centre and Gift Store, Special events: Polar Express, Train of Terror, Train Days, Southern Alberta Music Festival and more. 403-534-2129

1 km west of ​Mossleigh, AB on Highway #24

Sundial Medicine Wheel – Archeological Site 27 km east of Carmangay and 1.3 km south on Sundial Hill

Blackfoot Crossing – Exhibits, tours, educational programs and tipi village. Be immersed in Blackfoot culture through the gallery, crafts, dance, food, sights. 403-734-5171  Located on Hwy 842

Crowfoot Ferry – Range Road 201, 5 km south of the junction of Highways 1 and 56

Majorville Cairn and Medicine Wheel – The medicine wheel sits on top of a grassy hill 25 km east of Milo near the Bow River. The structure consists of a round stone cairn, 9 m in diameter, surrounded by a 27 m wide cobble circle connected to the cairn by 28 stone spokes. 

Vulcan and District Historical Society Museum and Archives

232 Centre Street 403-485-2168

One room school house, telephone switchboard, Vulcan Advocate newspaper room, medical tools from the early years, Grandma’s kitchen, Grandpa’s workshop, musical memories, military accounts – including the  former military airport, the insides of a grain elevator and video clips of local seniors sharing memories of early events.

ARCHIVES:  A vast collection of photos, newspapers, history books, documents, cemetery records, and more! 

ON THIS SPOT – Download the app to see the old vs. new photos throughout town.

Parks and Campgrounds

There are many good day trip activities at the parks and campgrounds listed below.

Fishing Pond

Vulcan & District Fish & Game               Contact

With a membership you can go fishing in Vulcan.

Outdoor Activities in Vulcan

The Games park includes a firepit, horsehoes, bean bag toss, ladder golf and washer toss. If you don’t have your own equipment, the Vulcan Library has a set you can borrow. This is located at 3rd Ave. N. Vulcan next to the outdoor fitness equipment and a kids park.

Disc Golf is located at Birch Park in Allen Acres and along Elizabeth Street next to the Hospital. Discs can also be borrowed from the library or purchased from Furniture Villa.

The Vulcan Lions Swimming Pool is open from May long weekend until the end of August. (403) 485-2990

Next to the swimming pool is a kids park, spray park, skateboard park and beach volleyball pit.

Champion Swimming Pool

Open from June through August on 3rd Street S.

587-793-0680 or follow Champion Swimming Pool on Facebook.

Lake McGregor Provincial Recreation Area  

403-897-393 3km West of Milo on Hwy 542

  • Camping
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Wetlands
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddling,
  • Wind Surfing
  • Playground
  • Outhouses

Little Bow Provincial Park

403-897-3933 20km East of Champion on Hwy 529

  • Camping
  • Beach
  • Concession
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Paddling
  • Rental Pedal Boats
  • Hiking, Day Use
  • Sewage Disposal

Twin Valley Reservoir Campground

403-336-9999    21km West of Champion of Hwy 529

Wyndham – Carseland  Provincial Park

403-934-3523 Hwy 24 – 10km Southeast of Carseland  

  • Camping
  • Group Camping
  • Cabins
  • Fishing
  • Paddling/Tubing
  • Easy Mountain Biking Trail Day Use Areas
  • Playground and Sewage Disposal

Champion Village Campground


  • Full hook-ups
  • Showers
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Fire pits, Playground
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Sewage Disposal. 

Vulcan Virginia Mitchell Campground

403-485-2417 330 5th St. N.

  • Full Hook-ups
  • Playground, Showers
  • Ball Diamonds
  • Soccer Field
  • Rodeo Grounds
  • Sewage Disposal
  • Paved Walking Path

Vulcan Petro-Can Campground

403-485-6905 Full Service, Short & Long Term Stays

Travers Reservoir 

403-897-3933 Badger Lake 403-792-3611

Mossleigh Lions Park

Village of Carmangay Lion’s Club Campground

Arrowwood Campground

Milo Campground

Lomond Campground

Contact the Villages above for more information.

Aspen Crossing Campground


A Stones Throw Campground

Located near Milo and Lake McGregor 403-669-9443