The foothills area is the place of choice for artists of all kinds. There is an abundance of talent that you will see peeking out from every corner. Longview has several galleries to check out, as well as Black Diamond and Okotoks.
We are also home to the famous Bar U Ranch. It is a National Historic Site that showcases the history of ranching in the area. You will find it just a ten minute drive away.
The Diamond Valley is home to another National Historic Site. The Turner Valley Gas Plant has daily tours in the summer months and tells the history of oil in Alberta. Another nice day trip is to the Crowsnest Pass where you can learn the history of a town that was buried under an avalanche of rock. The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre is definitely worth a visit.
No matter which way you drive, you will find many gems along the way.