Established as a fort in 1874 by Colonel Macleod of the newly-formed North West Mounted Police to root out whiskey traders, Fort Macleod, on the Oldham River, is easily accessible on Highway 2 halfway between the international Canada USA border and the city of Calgary.

Downtown Fort Macleod boasts original architecture dating from 1897 through 1914. Spend time on a walking tour using self-guided pamphlets available from the Fort Macleod Tourist Office. Visit the Fort Macleod Museum with its reconstructed pioneer buildings and photographs of the Fort, the Mounted Police and the southern Alberta Indians. Enjoy the musical ride presented daily in the summer months by a mounted patrol. A short hop northwest of Fort Macleod is Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a not-to-be-missed UNESCO designated heritage site. Used by native people for nearly 6000 years as an annual buffalo hunt site, the hunt provided food, clothing, shelter and tools. Today a seven storey interpretive centre, carved out of the cliff face, offers fascinating insight into the history and lifestyle of the southern Alberta Indians.

Fort Macleod accommodations include a variety of comfortable motels.

Our Fort MacLeod motel is 4.3 miles from Highway 3. A flat-screen cable TV. Free Wi-Fi in all areas. A refrigerator and a microwave are included in each guest room. A coffee maker is included. Select rooms have full kitchen facilities. BBQ facilities and free newspapers are provided. Fax and photocopying facilities are on site. Seating is provided outside each guest room. Non-smoking motel.

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Downtown Fort Macleod: 0.8km

Red Coat Inn Motel Red Coat Inn Motel
359 Main Street, PO BOX 516
Fort Macleod
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Our Claresholm motel has 52 Rooms (suites and kitchenettes) with quality mattresses. Complimentary continental breakfast with many options. Free Local and Toll Free Calls. Wireless and Wired Internet. Free Movie Central, HBO Canada. Coffee, Tea & Hot Chocolate. Families, Crews, Teams, Students and all travellers are welcome.

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Downtown Fort Macleod: 42.1km

Lazy J Motel Lazy J Motel
5225-1 Street West. Hwy # 2
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Our Claresholm hotel has comfortable rooms, spacious suites and offers amenities like a coffee maker, refrigerator and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Book a Jacuzzi suite and relax the night away. Non-smoking rooms are available at our pet-friendly hotel. Free parking for your truck, bus or RV with outdoor outlets. Fuel up for your next adventure with free continental breakfast before heading out.

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Downtown Fort Macleod: 42.4km

Our Claresholm motel is only a half hour from the majestic Rocky Mountains. We have 23 meticulously clean and quiet units each with its own unique charm. We are renowned for our Heritage Theme Rooms. Antique furnishings and memorabilia combine with modern amenities to provide our guests with rooms rich in our western heritage and local history. 1-800-661-4891 or

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Downtown Fort Macleod: 42.7km

Bluebird Motel Bluebird Motel
5505-1 Street West. Hwy #2

This Claresholm motel features rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen cable TVs. Motel 6 Claresholm offers laundry facilities and is less than one mile from Claresholm Agriplex. Guest rooms provide desks and telephones. Rooms with refrigerators are available. The motel is 16 miles from Willow Creek Provincial Park.

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Downtown Fort Macleod: 44km

Century II Motel
462 Colonel Macleod Blvd
Daisy May Campground
249 Lyndon Road
Queen's Hotel
207 24th St
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