Things To Do
Explore our place, at your pace!
Located a short drive northeast of Calgary are the communities of Acme, Carbon, Linden, Trochu and Kneehill County. These friendly and welcoming communities offer a variety of tourist experiences in a refreshingly relaxed setting. Slow down and take your time to hike our badlands, learn about our history, or sample our local foods.
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We have enjoyed your visit and would love you to stay a little longer. Book comfort in one of the tastefully appointed hotels, relax in a historic home or travel back in time at a luxury glamping retreat.
Some sites are worth planning a trip around. Take a drive through Kneehill County and enjoy the breathtaking sites and stops along the Red Deer River or walk with the dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
Adventures & Tours
Experience the waters and the skies with one of the operators offering tours down the Red Deer River or above the Horseshoe Canyon.
Kneehill County's variety of waterways, steep-walled valleys and rugged badlands provide nesting habitat for rare birds of prey, diverse breeding bird habitats and key deer habitat
Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddle Boarding
Avoid the hustle and bustle of the mountain lakes and head to Kneehill County to enjoy the serenity of the water. Head down the Red Deer River or practice your skills at one of the smaller lakes and ponds located in the region.
Camping & RVing
Choose your camping destination based on the numerous amenities available to you. Children's play areas, paddling, hiking, wifi, group camping, ball tournaments...the possibilities are endless.
Sip. Sit. Connect. Whether you are seeking out your morning pick-me-up, looking to learn more about the area or meeting with friends, the Kneehill region contains a number of coffee shops and cafes to serve you.
When you don't have time for a full vacation, take a quick staycation at a local day-use site to rest and rejuvenate with your family and friends.
Event & Conference Facilities
Planning your wedding? Hosting a family reunion? Surround your guest with a luxurious rural retreat or have them relax in the shade of a country garden. Numerous amenities are available to elevate your special day.
Various stocked ponds are scattered through the region, however, the Red Deer River provides the most diverse recreational fishing opportunities in the area.
Seasoned professionals and amatures alike will enjoy teeing off at one of the regions golf courses. Book at multiple locations and make a weekend of it.
Step back in time while exploring the rugged terrain and scenic beautify of the Canadian Badlands. Ideal for nature enthusiast and bird watchers, you wont want to miss these unique landscapes.
Museums & Historical Sites
Walkthrough time while visiting the museums and historic sites that document and display the history of the region. A few surprises may lay in store for you!
Parks & Trails
Stop and stretch your legs at one of the many parks, trails and playgrounds scattered throughout Kneehill County, Acme, Linden, Carbon, Three Hills and Trochu.
Stop at one of the local eateries or pack a picnic and hit the road. Many picnic and day-use sites are available to enjoy a meal in the great outdoors surrounded by the refreshing sites and sounds of the region.
Sports & Recreation Facilites
Recreation is important to the residents of Kneehill County and its surrounding communities. As such, a variety of sports and recreation facilities are available for tournaments, practices, events & personal use.
Restaurants & Bakeries
Tired of Taco Tuesday? Try out one of these unique eateries for local, fresh, home-cooked, quality dining. You are sure to discover your new favorite!
Spas & Aesthetics
Rest, relax and rejuvenate at one of the spas or aesthetic studios in the region.
Swimming Pools & Splash Parks
Swim, Splash, Relax in one of the many pools and splash parks in the area. Grabbing the family and heading to the water is a great way to unwind on hot travel days.
Get lost in the story and transport yourself to another time and place. Live theatre and musical performances are presented by the Three Hills Arts Academy, Rosebud Theater and Badlands Amphitheatre.
Are you always searching for rare finds? local artisans? unusual gifts? Hidden treasures can be found in shops throughout the Kneehill region in the towns, villages and rolling countryside.