Transportation, Roads & Rails

Stories from the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Archives

THE MECHANIZED HISTORY of PINCHER CREEK: THOSE EARLY GARAGES

As transportation and agriculture mechanized away from horse-drawn equipment, motor garages were the successors to the traditional blacksmith shops.

RAILWAY TRESTLES A CHALLENGE!

Few geographical challenges faced the engineers, surveyors, and labourers along the Kootenay & Alberta Railway. There were two major exceptions, the two big wooden trestles for which the K&A Line truly became feared.

RAILWAY CONTRIBUTIONS: A HOT TOPIC OF DEBATE

Chronicles of the railway industry in the Pincher Creek area presents a controversial chapter from our pioneer history.

FRONTIER ADVENTURES: CHRONICLES OF THE KOOTENAY AND ALBERTA RAILWAY

During those early days of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the Pincher Creek area, our frontier ranching settlement indeed had a very tenuous connection with the rail industry.

ADVENTURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE KOOTENAY & ALBERTA RAILWAY

One of the most fascinating chapters from our local heritage has been that of the Kootenay and Alberta Railway, that truly frontier spur line that bisected the Pincher Creek area as it connected Beaver Mines with the Crowsnest Line of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Admission

Low Season (August 31, 2020 - May 21, 2021):

Adults: $12,  Seniors: $10,  Youth (7-17: $6,

6 & Under Free.  Family (2 adults & up to 4 youth): $30

High Season (May 22, 2021 - August 29, 2021:

Adults: $14,  Seniors: $12,  Youth (7-17: $7.50,

6 & Under Free.  Family (2 adults & up to 4 youth): $35

Please no pets, only Service animals allowed

Hours

Low Season Hours:** Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 4: 30 pm

 (August 31, 2020 - May 21, 2021)

Closed weekends and holidays. 

**Village accessibility pending weather and snow/ice conditions - please call first (most Village buildings not heated)

High Season Hours: Daily 10:00 am to 6:00pm 

(May 22, 2021 - August 29, 2021)

Tel: 403 627-3684

1037 Bev McLachlin Drive, Pincher Creek, Ab. T0K 1W0

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