We can personally attest that the Pincher Creek Golf Course is a beautiful place to take in 9, or heck, why not 18 holes! Enjoy scenic views of the foothills while golfing then retreat to your easy chair next to the campfire and watch the sunset! Features power carts and an on site restaurant.
Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is an amazing outdoor heritage facility located right in Pincher Creek! Think of a mini Heritage park! Visitors are able to walk directly into any of the historic buildings, and view the artifacts, which are displayed openly.The open concept and self guided museum means you're also free to wander through six acres of beautiful gardens, including a pond and waterfall (summer) and large community garden area. This place is an amazing place for all ages and is well worth checking out!! Their gift shop also has some very cute home decor! Their Annual Canada Day celebration is a excellent way for everyone to celebrate our great country, featuring a great bbq, live music, Mountie police and more!
Rainy Day? The Pincher Creek Aquatic Centre and Library will have you covered. Take the kids to cool off and enjoy everything this 23,000 square foot multi-use facility has to offer! Located approximately 20 minutes from the campground!
Beaver Mines Lake and Provincial Recreation Area
This gorgeous area has lots of things to do to get in touch with nature like; canoeing, kayaking, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, and horseback riding. This gorgeous place can be enjoyed just a short 45 minute drive away.
Fishing at your finger tips? There sure is. But if you're looking for a well-stocked lake that can be easily accessed, then Lee Lake is the place for you! This fish candy store is stocked annually by ESRD with some 45,000 odd rainbow trout ranging from 30 to 35cm, making it an anglers delight! The best part is that it's under 25 minutes away from Castle Valley Campground, so you can even sleep in!
Are the kids driving you crazy from their technology withdrawals? Just because you're away camping, doesn't mean you can't take in a family flick together! The Fox Theatre is only a hop, skip, and jump away in Pincher Creek and features the latest block buster films and irresistible buttery movie popcorn! Camping and the movies? How amazing is this???!!!
Beauvais Lake is a picturesque lake located about 24 km southwest of the town of Pincher Creek in the Municipal District of Pincher Creek. The view from the lake has rolling hills covered with a mosaic of spruce, pine, Douglas fir, and trembling aspen forests with open, grassy slopes. The area is dramatically backed by the snowcapped Rocky Mountains. To reach Beauvais Lake from Pincher Creek, take Secondary Road 507 west for 9 km, then follow Secondary Road 775 south for 8 km to Beauvais Lake Provincial Park.
North West Mounted Police Museum and First Nations Interpretive Centre
Learn how to groom a horse or view the World Renowned NWMP Musical Ride.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre
Check out this UNESCO World Heritage Site that shares the early life of the Blackfoot people. This is one amazing place you must go!
Centre Peak High Country Adventures offers guided horse trail rides along the eastern slopes of the spectacular Livingstone range!
Heritage Acres Farm Museum is also located in Pincher Creek and is Alberta's largest independent Agricultural Museum and home to an extensive collection of pioneer and farm related artifacts. A significant number of relocated heritage buildings also adorn the site, all filled with interesting artifacts recreating a bygone era.
Bellevue Underground Mine Tour
Pack your flash light, get your hard hat on, and get ready for an adventure that will take you deep into an underground historical coal mine! Be sure to dress warm, it's on average, a brisk 2 degrees celsius in there!
Frank Slide Interpretive Center
State of the art interactive displays and exhibits will lead you through the centre as you learn about Canada's deadliest rock slide that took place in the Town of Frank, in 1903. A jaw dropping site, this is definitely worth the short 30 minute drive away!
Waterton National Park borders Glacier National Park in Montana to the south, together making up the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the first of its kind in the world. A place like no other, the uniqueness of Waterton Park is a blend of unusual geology, mild climate, rare wild flowers, and an abundance of wildlife. It is a scene which has remained unchanged for centuries.
Waterton Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an International Peace Park, and a Biosphere Reserve! The only park in the world that has these three designations!
Oldman Dam Provincial Rec Areas and Boat Launch
Castle Valley Campground is located within 2 km of the "Castle River Wildlife Area Day Use Park". It features many picnic areas, boat launch areas, fishing, and washrooms on site.
There are many other provincial day use parks located within close proximity to Castle Valley Campground, click on the link to find out where they're located!
Waterton and Saint Mary's Provincial Reservoir Day Use Areas
Both of these areas are well known for great power boating, swimming, fishing, and windsurfing. They feature picnic and day use areas as well. Located approximately 1 hr away from your campsite!
Crowsnest Pass Golf and Country Club
This 18 hole public golf course features transitioning elevations and spectacular views as you tee off the edge of the rocky mountains.
Surrounding Lakes and Day Use Areas
There are many beautiful surrounding lakes and day use areas, the ones above are just the tip of the iceberg! These links will provide you with lots of information for picnic dates and day long get-aways before retreating back to your campsite for a nice relaxing night by the fire!
Are we missing something?
Is there a local area attraction or place that is a MUST GO for our campers?
If so, send us a message and we will gladly add it to our list of great things to do!