45-minute drive (76km) from the south side of Calgary on Highway 2.

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.

Tours that include Nanton:

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


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


  • Sweet Queen Burgers
  • Auditorium Cafe
  • Ken’s Restaurant
  • Big D’s Burger Shack
  • Wild Thyme Cafe
  • Beijing Restaurant
  • Ming’s Dynasty Restaurant
  • Stuthornes on Main
  • Tumbleweed Coffee Shop