Lying 3 hours' drive south-east of Calgary, Alberta's 4th largest city may not immediately spring to mind as a place to include on an RV vacation in Canada.

Lethbridge Alberta is home to nearly 100,000 people and to the longest and tallest railway bridge of its type in the world. Spanning 1.6km, the High Level Bridge stands 96 metres high over the Old Man River and still has numerous trains crossing it throughout the day. A feat of 'modern' engineering when it was erected more than 100 years ago, it stands tall as a testimony to the skills of those who built it.

To the south east of Lethbridge, petroglyphs and pictographs left by the First Nations people who originally settled the area tell their stories at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park. To the west of Lethbridge, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump preserves and interprets over 6,000 years of Plains Buffalo culture. Lethbridge is an ideal base from which to explore the most southerly attractions Alberta has to offer.

From Lethbridge it's also an easy drive to Waterton Lakes National Park, Glacier National Park in Montana and to the United States border.

Top 5 Things to Do

  • Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
  • Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump
  • Indian Battle Park
  • Writing on Stone Provincial Park
  • Galt Museum and Archives

Sacred Ground

Explore the sacred ground of First Nations people at Writing on Stone Provincial Park in the Canadian Badlands.
Video courtesy of Travel Alberta

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