Town of Nanton, Alberta

Nanton has transitioned successfully from a railhead for local grain crops to a destination for hunters of antiques and collectibles.

The well-preserved main street that once supplied farmers with weekly necessities now caters to tourists and day-trippers.

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Latitude: 50.346775055 Longitude: -113.772354126 Elevation: 3370 ft

Community Highlights

  • Aircraft and military enthusiasts tour the Nanton Lancaster Museum to see a rare surviving bird of Bomber Command.
  • Model railway fans inspect Ultimate Trains and its large outdoor garden railway layout.
  • Nanton's preserved grain terminaIs interest amateur agricultural archaeologists.

High Season Dates (Time periods when community is most busy with visitors)

Nanton and its shops are busiest in summer, but never crowded with tourists.

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