45-minute drive from the south side of Calgary on Highway 2.

Tours that include Nanton:

One-of-kind Finds
Prairie Past & Present
Sprits & Songs
The Big, Beautiful Loop Motorcycle Tour

What makes Nanton special is that it is home to some of the friendliest people you’ll meet. Nanton offers a rich and varied experience to each visitor. With the surrounding prairies to the east and picturesque rolling foothills to the west, you can be sure to experience Nanton’s authentic charm. Its museums, rodeos and antique shops make this destination a one-of-a-kind find. It’s a destination that is great for all age groups. Nanton is a cool little town where history lives.

Recommended Experiences:
Bomber Command Museum of Canada, the historic Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre, Nanton Nite Rodeo, the Antique and Artwalk of Alberta


  • Sweet Queen Burgers
  • Fieldstones
  • Big D’s Burger Shack
  • Wild Thyme Cafe
  • Tumbleweed Coffee House


  • Rendezvous Ranch Bed & Breakfast
  • Chain Lakes Provincial Park
  • Willow Creek Provincial Park
  • The Changing Seasons Bed and Breakfast
  • Nanton Campground


  • Explore history at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada, home of the Canadian Bomber Command Memorial
  • Head to Nanton Candy and shop for treats
  • Experience the Nanton Night Rodeo featuring six weeks of events in the Agri-Park and competitors of all ages
  • Experience the Old West and feel like a giant at the Museum of Miniatures
  • Discover Southern Alberta’s rich farming history at the Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre
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