Activities in the Bragg Creek area
Cochrane Ranche Historic Site
The ranch at the corner of Hwy. 1A and 22 was formed in the 1880s. Only 150 acres remain of the original 100,000 acre lease that introduced the era of Canada's great ranching. Interpretive programs and tours are available from mid-May to September. Enjoy the signed walking trails. Exhibits are on display in the original square log farmhouse. Call 932-2902 for information
Butterfield Acres Farm
Visit and play farmer with the cows, goats and chickens. Pony rides, summer camp and picnics. Open from the end of March to the end of August. Located northwest of Calgary. Take Stoney Trail to Crowchild Trail (Hwy 1A), go west to the first right which is Rocky Ridge Road. Turn right, go 3 km.
Outdoor family amusement park. 27 rides, mini-golf, live entertainment, food & refreshments. Located about halfway between Bragg Creek and Calgary on Highway 1.
Open May 22 to Oct. 11
Our Lady of Peace Historic Site
A monument marking the site of the first church in southern Alberta is located four kilometres north and west of the junction of Hwy. 8 & 22. Down a remote dirt road off Hwy 22 on the north side of the Elbow River, lies the mission church of Our Lady of Peace. Father Constantine Scollen took up residence there in 1873. He "ministered to the dwellers of the plains during the hard times that saw the passing of their old way of life. His name is affixed to Treaty No. 7, signed by the Blackfoot Confederacy in 1877."
Millarville Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 8:30 AM to Noon, June to September
Fresh garden produce
Unique gifts and crafts
Millarville Horse Races
July 1st since 1905
Traditional Stock horse racing
Money Hill for kids
3rd Saturday in August since 1907
Traditional Country FairHorse & livestock show
Rabbits, chickens & lamas
Vegetables, grasses & grains
Artwork & home baking
Parade at noon