Box 180, 102 Centre St. Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0

Step back in time at the Vulcan & District Historical Society Archives and Museum located at 232 Centre Street, Vulcan, AB.

Admission to the museum and archives are by donation.

The archives are open year round on Wednesdays from 1pm – 5pm or by appointment by calling (403) 485-6716

The museum is open June through September:

  • Monday to Friday from 1pm – 5pm.
  • Saturday and holidays 10am to 5pm.
  • Group tours may be arranged by calling (403) 485-6716

Exhibits include:

  • The Vulcan Advocate Newspaper room, where you can marvel at medical tools used in early settlement period.
  • Accounts of pre and post-World War II articles, including information on the Vulcan-Kirkcaldy aerodrome, which served as an RCAF air training base from 1942 to 1945.

Check out information on the Blackfoot Medicine Wheel archaeological area.

The River Ranche Lodge is located on the Siksika Nation Reserve, just a one hour drive from Calgary. Overlooking the scenic Bow River, the Lodge is nestled in one of the largest intact Cottonwood river ecosystems in Western Canada. It features four double occupancy rooms adjoining the main lodge area, where there is ample room for dining and socializing. Guests can end their days of adventure on the deck, enjoy a campfire, or relax in the hot tub watching spectacular sunsets. River Ranche Lodge specializes in cultural, fly fishing, kayaking, and cross-country skiing packages, all of which can be customized.

Cultural activities include staying in a Blackfoot teepee, storytelling with Blackfoot elders, and a tour of the Siksika Reserve where Blackfoot historical sites are abundant. These cultural packages can include authentic Indigenous cuisine.

River Ranche Lodge is the perfect setting for fly fishing enthusiasts, birding groups, corporate events, family reunions, scrap-booking activities – or as a getaway for an individual or small group.

River Ranche Lodge overlooking the scenic Bow River

*More of Vulcan County’s history can also be found at the Forgotten Alberta Archives.

Located within Vulcan County’s communities are arts, recreation, and cultural facilities including:

The Arrowwood Country Store Museum in the Village of Arrowwood was a general store until 1987, and contains some of the goods the owner’s grandparents bought years ago. The Museum is home to a model that depicts the area’s irrigation system from the Carseland Dam to Lake McGregor.

Village of Carmangay 

  1. Fun Facts: Did you know that the Carmangay Stampede, which ran from 1908 to 1947 once rivaled the Calgary Stampede.
  2. Baseball Diamond
  3. Blackspring Ridge Wind Energy Information Site
  4. Carmangay RV Park

Village of Champion

  1. Legacy Corner
  2. Gazebo – Visit the sight to read about the Communities in Bloom Project and Community History
  3. Champion Community Outdoor Skating Rink
  4. Champion Community Outdoor Pool
  5. Champion Campground
  6. Running Track
  7. Baseball Diamonds

Village of Milo

  1. Community-funded Playground
  2. Milo Community Co-operative Restaurant
  3. Baseball Diamond
Village of Milo overlooking McGregor Lake

Town of Vulcan – click here for a complete list of parks, and recreational facilities 

  1. Vulcan Historical Society Museum and Archives located on main street
  2. Virginia Mitchell Memorial Park
  3. Centennial Park
  4. Memorial Park
  5. Birch Park
  6. Vulcan Baseball Diamonds & Sports Field
  7. Vulcan Rodeo Grounds
  8. Vulcan Curling Rink
  9. Vulcan Arena
  10. Vulcan Outdoor Pool
  11. Vulcan Beach Pit & Basketball Court
  12. Vulcan Spray Park
  13. Kinette Walking Path
  14. Vulcan Culture & Recreation Centre
  15. Vulcan Dog Park
  16. Vulcan Solar Park

Village of Lomond

  1. Community Centre video