Woolford, Alberta


Woolford, Alberta

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subdivision_name4 = Cardston
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St. Mary River
Rush Lake
Lumpy Butte
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Woolford is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 503 ten miles southeast of Cardston, between the St. Mary River and the Milk River Ridge.

Regional attractions

;Woolford Provincial Park:The Woolford Provincial Park is a provincial park located 17.5 km (11 mi) east of Cardston, west of Highway 503 just west of Woolford.

;Cardston Alberta Temple:The Cardston Alberta Temple is one of southern Alberta’s most recognized landmarks. It was constructed by Mormon pioneers who settled Cardston in 1887. The temple became the centerpiece of the town, and it was the second temple constructed by the Church outside of the continental U.S.

;Remington Carriage Museum:The Remington Carriage Museum houses the largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in North America, with more than 250 carriages, wagons and sleighs. The convert|63000|sqft|m2|sing=on feature video displays a fire hall, carriage factory, restoration shop, working stable, carriage rides, carriage rentals, a restaurant and a shop. Guided tours are offered for free. On April 9, 2006, the museum was briefly mentioned on TV in Canada as a destination of Patty and Selma's vacation during the Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore episode of The Simpsons.

;Museum of Miniatures: This museum features miniature covered wagons on the move, Indian villages, buffalo, wild animals and an active western town, on a 1/12 scale. Featured also are Indian carvings and paintings, 150 1/24 scale model cars and trucks, shadow boxes, antiques, a marine scene, and a logging scene.

;Waterton Lakes National Park
Waterton Lakes National Park is a national park in the southwest corner of Alberta, 40 km (25 mi) west of Cardston, and borders Glacier National Park in Montana, USA. Waterton Lakes was Canada's fourth national park, formed in 1895. Amid the peaks are the lakes of Waterton Lakes National Park, carved out of the rock by glaciers.

;Frank Slide Interpretive CentreOn April 29, 1903, at 4:10 a.m., the mining town of Frank, Alberta, was devastated by 82 million tonnes of limestone crashing down from Turtle Mountain. The Frank Slide Interpretative Centre in the Crowsnest Pass, 130 km (81 mi) northwest of Cardston, tells of one of the geatest natural disasters in Canadian history.

;Castle Mountain Ski Resort
Castle Mountain Resort 90 km (56 mi) west of Cardston has kilometres of groomed skiing runs, natural half pipes, deep fresh powder, short lift lines and wide open spaces.

;Police Outpost Provincial Park
Police Outpost Provincial Park is km to mi|32 south of Cardston, on the Canada/United States border, on the shores of "Outpost Lake".

See also

* List of places with fewer than ten residents
* List of provincial historic sites of Alberta
* List of communities in Alberta
* Hamlets of Alberta

References

External links

* [http://www.telusplanet.net/public/mtoll/woolfd.htm History of Woolford]

Canadian City Geographic Location (8-way)
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