Life in Strathmore: The Village that Moved

Strathmore, AB

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History & heritage

This walking tour will take you through the streets of Strathmore to explore the history of this prairie town. We'll see how the Canadian Pacific Railway established Strathmore as a farming community in the early 1900s which was aided by the construction of a massive irrigation system to sustain the farmers in the surrounding area. We'll discover different aspects of life in the town, from sports to religion, and the role of women. Finally we'll see how Strathmore has evolved over the decades to become the town we know today.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.


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This event is free.

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On This Spot

The On This Spot app takes people on guided walking tours through the history that surrounds them. At each stop on their journey users will find themselves standing on the spot a historic photo was taken. They can view a then and now photo comparison, use the built in camera to create their own, and read about local history and how it ties into the broader human experience. Based in Vancouver, On This Spot is working with heritage, tourism, and business organizations across Canada to expand the app's coverage.


Strathmore, AB

Event Contact

Andrew Farris