Historic Main Street and Antique & Art Walk of Alberta
Find boutique shopping, art, collectibles, antiques, and dining. Nanton's independent traders offer you what no box store or mall can. Conveniently located and organized around a walk, enjoy a stroll through our authentic downtown core as you pass from location to location. Find full details on our website,, events and news on Facebook and Twitter, or call the information line at 403-422-5010.
The grounds are the home of Nanton Nite Rodeo, which is held every weekend during the summer months. See the rising stars of tomorrow as they buck their way to the top of amateur ranks. This is where the pros get their start. Contact the Nanton Agricultural Society for more information about the grounds.
Bomber Command Museum & Visitor Information Centre
Tour through the World War II Lancaster Bomber, one of only a very few left in the world. The museum was built by volunteers
to honour all those associated with Bomber Command and the Commonwealth Air Training Plan, features the Lanc, along with other aircraft, WWII vehicles, displays, and memorabilia. Admission is by donation.
Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre
Except for the few elevators that have been saved by industrious communities, Alberta will be elevator free before you can blink an eye. Once they are gone, they are gone.
Come tour the Grain Elevator Discovery Centre for an authentic historical experience. You will learn about the relationship between the elevator, railway, and the pioneer family and gain a great appreciation for these gigantic structures that were so important in the past. You will also see many historic artifacts on display. Our gift shop is stocked with work from local artists such as Red Skye Gallery and we have organic whole wheat flour, too.
Nanton Nite Rodeo The Nanton Nite Rodeo is one of Canada's longest running night rodeos. Spectators are invited to the Nanton Ag Grounds for a Friday night of fast-action rodeo performed by local and regional superstars. Admission is only $5 per car or $2 per person, children 12 and under are free! For more information on the Nanton Nite Rodeo, visit https://www.facebook.com/NantonNiteRodeo.
NOTE: The Nanton Campground is Privately Operated.
The Nanton Campground is found alongside the Mosquito Creek off of Highway 533 East. This is a popular destination for tourists in town for events being held at the Agricultural Park, baseball tournaments and of course golf.
There are 60 unserviced sites, group areas available, camp kitchen, hydrants for water, coin operated showers, flush toilets and firewood for an additional cost. Open fires are permitted unless otherwise posted. Bring your own standard firewood (no scrap or junk wood allowed) and/or firewood is available for an additional cost.
Registration/Reservation Details There is on-site registration: $20 per unit per night. Payment by cash or cheque made out to the “Nanton Campground”.
NB: Reservations for the coming weekend close at noon on Wednesday. Reserved sites will be posted at the campground on Wednesday of each week.
For reservations please text (or call) the campground operator - details below.
Your call / text will be returned within 72 hours.
Campground Manager - Contact:
Enjoy a round of golf at this 18-hole championship course, with a magnificent view of Nanton’s foothills landscape. Its beauty and challenge attracts a steady stream of golfers from Calgary and nearby communities. Call the Nanton Golf Club at 403-646-2050 for more information and to book your next tee time.
The Candy Store
While in Town, give in to your temptations and stop by the Candy store. Family owned and operated since 2004, the Candy Store has attracted visitors from all over with their huge collection of nostalgic and popular candies imported from around the world. Visit their website for more information and hours.
MacEwan School House Visitor Information Centre
Located on Highway 2 North, near Main Street, this little yellow school house has become a favorite place for tourists to stop. The school house was originally built in 1906 and was located northwest of Nanton and has been fully restored by the Fitzgerald Family of Nanton.
Museum of Miniatures
Stroll through time and visit pioneers in their covered wagons, tour native villages, and an old western town. Look back at the ways of logging and farming and see the sights of the circus and African jungles. For visitors of all ages, these amazing displays bring history to life. Information on display exhibits and admission can be found online.
Nanton United Church Farmer's Market
The Nanton United Church Farmers’ Market is located just off of Highway 2 – Southbound at the Nanton United Church. It is a weekly event that draws crowds from all over southern Alberta. You will find fresh local and regional produce. Vendors also provide items such as honey, homemade soaps and much more. The market also hosts artisans from throughout the region selling unique crafts and clothing. The Nanton Farmer’s Market runs from mid-June to the first week of October every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Join us in Nanton where the farm comes to you!