History & Culture

Exploring our historical stories is an adventure on its own

 

Connect with locals! Visit the tourism and heritage centres, museums, and check out regional events. Open seasonally, the Valleyview Visitor & Information Centre is a great stop to learn more about your visit along Highway 43 and area. Valleyview hosts an annual fair and rodeo every summer featuring great entertainment for all who attend.

The DeBolt and District Pioneer Museum offers a collection of heritage buildings. They hold an annual Heritage Festival each August featuring a parade, fair, and activities. Make sure to stop at the Crooked Creek General Store along the way. They offer local products, and are famous for the best donuts and cinnamon buns around! The Pioneers of Grovedale Area Museum promotes the history of the area and celebrates the perseverance and hard work of its pioneers.

The Grande Cache Tourism & Interpretive Centre showcases the history of the area through exhibits and displays featuring ice age artifacts, dinosaur tracks, Aboriginal heritage and fur trading. Open year-round, the centre also has an outdoor interpretive park. Grande Cache hosts the annual Canadian Death Race every August long weekend, bringing in racers and visitors from all over the world, as elite runners tackle 125 km of rugged mountain terrain within 24 hours. The Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, Aseniwuche Winewak Nation, and Mountain Metis are all within Greenview’s borders, contributing to our strong cultural background.

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