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Pincher Creek

Things to do in Pincher Creek

Pincher Creek is often considered the 'hub of southwest Alberta" due to its vantage point and central access to all experiences in the region. It often serves as a ski base for Castle Ski Resort, Pass Powderkeg, Waterton and Beauvais Lake.

Inside the townsite, you will still find plenty of local boutique shops and several culinary options to satisfy any craving. Some of the region's guiding experiences are also located here, which includes snoeshowing, crossing country skiing and some moonlight tours within the region.

To learn more about Pincher Creek, please visit the links below:

Be sure to check out our Top 4 recommended culinary experiences!

Stay & Save Winter Escape Packages

Stay and play with the "Winter Escape Package" through select hotel partners in southwest Alberta! This package offers a reduced room rate with an experience of your choice, including fat biking, skiing, snow shoeing or ice walks!

Learn more about winter experiences available in southwest Alberta.


Kootenai Brown Museum
A wonderful mid-week hidden gem! Located along the creek that gives Pincher Creek its name, the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is open Monday to Friday during the winter months. In Pioneer Place, you will find a Visitor Information Centre, an extensive archives and The Country Store which carries local and Canadian products, country and vintage themes items and an impressive local book section. The Museum Village sits on six acres with 26 authentic historical buildings full of over 25,000 artifacts which gives an up-close and personal experience of our area's history.

Take a journey back in time with the CPR caboose, a wondrous garage right out of the 1940's, and Waldron Ranch House where all the ranch hands would have once been housed. Step back in time at Kootenai Brown Village.

Pincher Creek Swimming Pool
The Pincher Creek Swimming Pool is a modern indoor facility that features a new water slide, climbing wall! Offering a large 6 lane swimming pool, a toddler wading pool, and a hot tub. Relax apres your day in the hot tub or let the kids burn off some energy on the waterslide. For more information and up to date COVID protocols visit website link above.

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Guided Experiences

Tamarack Outdoor Adventures
Our roots run deep with over six generations of calling Pincher Creek and Waterton home! As a family-run business, it's very important to us that our accredited and experienced guides share that local touch. Our connection to the people and place is woven into each experience we share with you.

Uplift Adventures Castle Park Product
Professional guides will take you out exploring Waterton Lakes National Park, Castle Parks, and Crowsnest Pass.
On Friday nights, we do a night snowshoe around Crowsnest Pass. On Saturday nights, we have a family and friends event near Castle Mountain Resort. This includes a moonlit snowshoe and will return to enjoy the night with fireside treats.
Gear rentals are also available!

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Where to Eat

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Boutique Shopping

Local shops are the heart of the community! Many of these business offer online shopping so if you are on the hunt for gifts for special occasions (like Christmas) or want to treat yourself, rest assure you are supporting Albertans!
-Dragons Heart Quilt Shop
-The Lebel
-Pincher Pets
-Johnny Cache
-Sugar Studio
-Creative Designs
-Christine’s Gift Shoppe
-Harvest Coffeeshop
-Seeds Flowershop
-Blackburn Jewellers
-Kooteani Brown Village General Store
-The Nest- Home Décor and Furnishing
-Tamarack Outdoor Outlet
-Ruffles Boutique
-Kalon Beauty Bar
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Our Top 4 culinary experiences while visiting Pincher Creek:

1) Twin Butte Store on a live music night
A Mexican restaurant smack dab in the middle of nowhere with fabulous live music. This place will not only satisfy your Mexican cravings but the musicians are top notch. Be sure to reserve on a live music night.
2) Cook your own Steak at the Pincher Creek Legion
Indoor steak pit with all the fixings prepared by the ladies Auxiliary. Everyone is welcome at the Legion and the steaks are huge. Reservations required.
3) Hang with the locals at Harvest Coffeehouse
Want to meet creative locals, this local coffeehouse is often bustling with artists, musicians and families. Homemade, local food at its best.
4) Pizza at the T-Bar Pub at Castle Mountain Resort
A gorgeous drive through the newly formed Castle Park will find you at the very unique T-Bar Pub. The thin crust pizza is as lovely as the view of the surrounding Castle Park.

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