Galt Historic Railway Park
Région touristique : Southern Alberta
The Great Canadian Plains Railway Society collects, preserves, restores, exhibits and interprets artifacts which represent the history and social impact of the "steam" era in southern Alberta and the coal era with emphasis on Galt Railway and the 1890 International Train Station Depot from Coutts/Sweetgrass.
Renseignements sur les collections
Collection focuses on items from the 1890's - 1920's as they relate to lifestyles of early settlers, steam trains and travel.
Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : 500+
Local history books of communities in southern Alberta are available
Costumes and Accessories
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Industrial Technology and History
: Non-motorized ground
Displays of life and travel in the 1890's are set up in the restored 1890 International Train Station from Coutts, North West Territories, Canada and Sweetgrass, Montana, USA. Guided tours explaining the operations of an early western Canada international port of entry by rail are available. Gift shop, washrooms and facility rentals are also available. The station is an original artifact of the life and times of Sir Alexander Galt, father of confederation.
Services de recherche
Research services are available during the July and August season. We offer books on the local and rail history of southern Alberta. Fees apply.
Costumed tour guides provide general tours. A cay camp for children is offered in the summer. Programs are available for school groups by request during the off season.
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
Information aux Visiteurs
Tours of the waiting room, station master's area, baggage handling, Canadian and American Customs areas with displays of life from 1890's & rail travel. We also feature the restoration process of the historic building. There are exterior rail displays available on site as well.
Films and Videos
Information Centre or Desk
Meeting Room Rental
Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchairs available
: Wheelchair access
Children's Activities or Services
: Nursing area or Change Table
Autre : Future development includes on-site dining cars for families and special event. They will be open year round.
Services de bénévoles
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Nombre de bénévoles : 6
Tâches : All aspects of operation - visitor services, collection management, restoration, construction, cleaning and maintenance.
Members may vote at the Annual General Meeting, members get updates on upcoming events. Membership fees are $20.00 per year, January 1st to December 31st. Family membership is $30.00 per year, January 1st to December 31st. The society encourages people to become actively involved with the society's project, Galt Historic Railway Park and to assist in fund raising by volunteering for bingo's and casino events.
Services de restauration
Cold drinks and candy are available.
Picnic Area •
Autre : Popcorn machine
Publications et produits
History books of southern alberta
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps •
Autre : Pins
Images en vedette
Site Plan for Galt Historic Railway Park. At present, we have the main building, the entrance booth and the lake. Supplies for the turntable are on site but they are not set up. The entrance booth is a bunkhouse from Coutts, the original location of the station
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1 km north of Stirling, AB on Range Road 19-4-C
Voir la carte
|Adresse postale :||
Galt Historic Railway Park
Box 1013, Lethbridge, Alberta
By Appointment •
September - July by appointment
July 1st - September 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Ouvert : The station is open from 11am to 7pm from July 1st to September 1st.
Closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter. Open May 24th celebration, July 1st and the August long weekend.
Droits d'entrée :
Adults - $6.00
Seniors - $5.00
Students - $5.00
Under 10 - FREE (accompanied by an adult)