Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cardston Alberta

I have a Travel Bucket list. On the list was having tea at the Cobblestone Manor in Cardston Alberta. I had read an article about the Manor and it boasted about their Apple Pie! The Manor sounded very interesting; here is a link for you to check it out. Cobblestone Manor
This long weekend we had a need to get away so we thought we would pay Cardston a visit.
Welcome to Cardston?
We knew very little about Cardston, but discovered some interesting things! It is about a 4 hour drive south from where we live, nestled in the rolling foothills, just 30 minutes from Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park. It was established in 1887 by Mormon pioneers from Utah who traveled to Alberta forming Canada's first Mormon settlement, in one of the century's last covered wagon migrations. Population of Cardston is around 3500. Apparently the population 100 years ago was around 3000, so not much growth there!
 They have a Mormon Temple that was built in the early 1900's.
The Card Pioneer Home was built by Cardston's founder in 1887 still stands in it's original location.
Their original Court House built in 1907 is now a museum.  Along with all you would expect to see in a court house...there is also the original jail cells complete with the graffiti.
The 'BEST indoor Attraction in Canada' (declared by Attractions Canada in a nationwide contest) - The Remington Carriage Museum boasts the largest collection of horse drawn vehicles in North American.
Carriage Rides are available.
The famous May Wray was born on a ranch by Cardston in 1907. May Wray was a Canadian-American Actress for a span of 57 years. She is best know for her role in King Kong. (I think the paint ran in this picture...it is by a fountain in her memory)
They have a wonderful Campground right in town along the Lee Creek. Close to paved biking trails. You can bike or walk all around town from there.
We ended up having supper at the Cobblestone Manor...


We had their famous Apple Pie for dessert.
We were very impressed with the town of Cardston...
One trip off my Bucket List!





8 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a nice time - thanks for the tour - and the pictures. That apple pie took my eye. So did May Wray - I remember her from King Kong. I think the carriage ride would be nice too.

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  2. Definitely a lot to see and do around Cardston. Thanks for taking us along with you.

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  3. looks like a nice place for a 3 day weekend...yummy apple pie...thank you for all your sweet comments on my blogs...I really enjoy your visits....and I love Dawn's blog too...yall are great...

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  4. Wow, I wish I could have come along with you in person, but I enjoyed coming along this way :) The pie looks so yummy!

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  5. I never knew that Cardston has such a rich history, what an interesting town and a very nice get away for you. I love the old house and the restaurant captured my heart, the pie... yummmm I want apple pie now! lol

    Have a great week!

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  6. I think.you get all the fun....it looks like a really neat place! That pie looks sooooo good. And i dont even like pie:))

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  7. Very interesting, thank you... Unlike Dawn, I could do with some of that pie... I guess I'll have to add that to my ever-growing bucket list.

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