Remington Carriage Museum
Be our guest - Free admission for wildfire evacuees
Now until September 5th, 2016, regular admission fees will be waived at provincially-owned historic sites and museums for evacuees of the Alberta wildfires. Evacuees will be required to provide photo identification or a postal code as proof of residency for family admission. We hope access to our sites and museums provides an opportunity for displaced Albertans to enjoy some activities together during this difficult time.
Located in the rolling foothills of southern Alberta, the Remington
Carriage Museum in Cardston, provides visitors with an authentic
experience with 19th and early 20th century horse-drawn transportation.
Using state-of-the-art techniques, the Remington Carriage Museum brings
this bygone era to life.
The Museum's interactive galleries tell numerous stories of turn-of-the-century
society and the carriage industry. Visitors can enter the carriage
factory and discover the techniques used in producing carriages. Across
the street is the carriage dealer where all types of vehicles were
sold to all types of buyers. Around the corner is the blacksmith shop
and livery stable where artisans and businessmen plied their trades.
Across the way is the racetrack, where the elegant lifestyles of the
leisure class are depicted. Vehicles from the Remington collection
are prominent in most of the twenty-five stories told in the galleries.
The Remington Carriage Museum houses the largest collection of horse
drawn vehicles in North America with over 270 carriages, buggies,
wagons and sleighs. Carriage rides are available during the summer,
The story of 19th century transportation would be incomplete without
the horse, and the Museum's herd of Clydesdales, Quarter Horses and
Canadians are a major feature of daily programs.
The Remington Carriage Museum also boasts a working stable,
a theatre, a cafeteria and a gift shop. Situated on twenty acres of
prime parkland in Lee Creek valley, the pastoral setting completes
the picture of a long-past era.
A 30 second promotional video for the Remington Carriage Museum.
A video introduction to the Remington Carriage Museum by Canadian Tourism.
View a virtual tour of the Remington Carriage Museum.
Last reviewed/revised: May 7, 2016
Carriages are operated by staff during the summer months. Check availabilties for carriage and wagon rides.
Discover the largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in North America.
Staff work with traditional repair methods in the
1914 - 1987