Places of Interest
Places of Interest
Klondike Trail Viewpoint
West of the "Two Mile Corner" (Intersection of Highways 18 and 33 directly north of Barrhead), known as the shortest route to the Yukon. Old Barrhead was a key stopover for the settlers of the Peace River region and the Klondikers of the Yukon Gold Rush.
The Vega Sand Hills
A protected natural area, the Vega Sand Hills is a unique and dune formation with miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Several outfitters operate in the area and trail rides are available.
Klondike (Vega) Ferry
The Klondike (Vega) Ferry on the Athabasca River is one of only 7 remaining ferries in the Province of Alberta. The ferry operates from April to October. An ice bridge serves the crossing during the winter months.
Barrhead Centennial Museum
The Barrhead & District Historical Society operates the museum on a volunteer basis. A museum curator is hired on a part-time basis. The museum features a vast collection of artifacts depicting the pioneering lifestyle of the settlers in Barrhead.
A complete collection of the local newspaper and an archive is housed at the museum.
The museum also houses the third largest display of African exhibits in Canada.
A very interesting map shows the meandering of the Klondike Trail through the County of Barrhead.
The museum operates the Barrhead Visitor Information Centre from May to September.
Every year in the middle of May the Barrhead Historical Society along with other sponsors put together the Antique Car Run. It starts off at the Fort Assiniboine Museum and ends at the Barrhead Museum. This is a great place for owners of vintage vehicles and visitors to meet, view and discuss the cars of old as well as stroll through the museum.
Barrhead Grain Elevators
Our grain elevators which some might refer to as prairie cathedrals, are historical buildings and a visual symbol of Western Canada. Visit Elevator Road for a flashback in time to the early 1900s.
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