Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Page 17 mmmer i Alberta haven y tourists Henderson Lake Park in Lethbridge Seven miles west of Coleman is the Crowsnest Lake Park. Boats can be launched here or at the Island Lake campsite two miles further west. A short distance east of Blairmore is the town of Frank, where 90 million tons of Turtle Mountain swept down on a sleeping town in April of 1903, snuffing out 70 lives in a matter of a minute and a half. A campsite is situated near the awesome sight and fishermen can test their luck there. Further east is Lundbreck Falls, where the Crownest River plunges down into a canyon. The site is just two miles west of the town of Lundbreck, and has a kitchen shelter and picnic tables. Ambitious anglers can test their skills in the pool at the bottom of the Falls as well. Aside from the more developed recreation spots in the area, there is the gravelled Forestry Trunk System Road, which cuts its way northward through 6r it miles of wilderness and provides a corrider linking the western forest regions. The Recreation Areas along the road are very rustic affairs, generally equipped with only tables, a fireplace and an outhouse. However, the unspoiled scenery more than makes up for the lack of conveniences. Pincher Creek is the largest town in the southwest, and has a swimming pool and golf course, with the annual Pioneer Day fair set for August. The town is close to the picturesque Waterton Lakes National Park, a 203 square mile federal park which features beautiful scenery as well as a wide variety of recreational activities. Pincher Creek, located at the base of the foothills, is surrounded by several other recreational areas. The Westcastle Recreation Resort, which is best known for its ski slopes in the winter, provides a beautiful spot to park a trailer for the evening. Both the Castle River and Yarrow Creek campsites near Pincher Creek provide opportunities for the hopeful angler, with swimming for the kids at Castle River. And Beauvais Lake Provincial Park is located 14 miles to the southwest. This beautiful spot affords the opportunity to swim, fish, or launch a boat. East of Waterton is the town of Cardston, a Mormon community of which is located in perfect view of the Waterton Rockies. In the town, there is a golf course, and swimming pool, but the major sight seeing attraction is the spectacular Alberta Temple, the centre of the Mormon faith in Southern Alberta. Just northeast of Cardston toward Magrath is the St. Mary's Dam, which is one of the largest earth filled reservoirs in Canada. The Cardston area also has two provincial parks, the 86 acre Woolford Park 10 miles east of town, and Police Outpost Park 20 miles to the south. Picnicking, swimming and fishing can be at Woolford while boats can be launched at Police Outpost. e Provincial Park Along the road to Calgary, there are lots of opportunities for holidayers to relax and enjoy themselves. The North West Mounted Police chose Fort Macleod as the site for their first headquarters in 1874, and the Fort became an important outpost due to its commanding view of the countryside and the natural protection afforded by the Oldman River. The area's history has been preserved through a collection of artifacts, pictures and maps at the Fort Museum, which is a topnotch tourist attraction. Campers can find ample accommodation in the area, with the Sunset Mote) Trailer Park in town, and the Willow Creek Park one mile to the north. A mile west of Macleod on Highway 2 North is the Oldman River campsite while the Waterton River is the site for another campsite 16 miles south. Both provide opportunities for the fishermen to test their skills. The Southern Alberta Summer Games will be hasted by Fort Macleod August 7-10. Other sporting attractions include a 9 hole grass green golf course. and a municipal swimming pool. Claresholm's pool and golf course make the thriving town a nice place to stop off, and the surrounding area provides several spots to relax. Boating enthusiasts will find facilities catering to their interest at Clear Lake Park seven miles east and six north of the town, while the Willow Creek Provincial Park, nestled in the foothills to the northwest gives visitors a chance to swim and fish. The town has a trailer park, and there is a campground at the Flying N Hitching Post west of Claresholm, which also features probably the finest restaurant between Lethbridge and Calgary. Nanton's claim to fame has been its Tap and Lancaster bomber. The Tap is supposed to spout the freshest and best tasting water in Canada. Nor North of Lethbridge on Highway 23, boating enthusiasts will find the Keho Lake Park situated six miles southeast. Included in the 160 acres of recreational space is a nine hole golf course for the shot making crowd. Further north, Little Bow Provincial Park provides opportunities for boating, swimming, and fishing. The park is located east of Champion at the Travers Dam site. To the east of Lethbridge, Taber's swimming pool and 18 hole golf course are major attractions, witii a race meet and fair set for the month of August. Just north of the town is the Taber Provincial Park, a 127 acre recreational area which provides 90 camping sites for tourists and 200 picnic tables. Forteen miles south is the Chin Curve Bridge Park. Boaters can launch their crafts at this municipal development. Foremost has a prehistoric rock formation which will interest geographers and sight seers, and a trout reservoir for those anglers who prefer to avoid the wild country. Bow Island, Vauxhall and Foremost all have golf courses with highway campsites located at Bow Island and Foremost. I lie South South of Lethbridge is the Milk River Ridge, and some of Alberta's farmland. There are campsites at Raymond, Del Bonita, Magrath, Milk River and Coutts, with boating and swimming available in the area. Raymond, the host town for last year's Southern Alberta Summer Games, has excellent tennis facilities and a swimming pool. Magrath's nine hole grass green golf course is one of the nicest in Southern Alberta, and can provide visiting sbotmakers with a real test History lovers wil! also enjoy the museum at Coutts. right on the United States Canada border. HIP museum features relics which depict Southern Alberta's colorful history.