Carbon Caboose: located at 715 Glengarry Street. This is a tourist location where travelers can take unique pictures.
The Caboose was donated by CP Rail System and delivered to Carbon on October 20, 1995 with the transportation donated by Joanne Trucking. The Caboose was requested in 1993 in accordance with a 5 year plan to promote tourism and cultural projects in the Village. Since Carbon no longer had a station in our community and we are located on the end of a rail line, our Village felt the need to preserve the fact that Carbon had always been served by the railway, and it was vital to our foundation and remains vital to our preservation.
Carbon Centennial Pool Seasonally open from May long to September long (weather & staff permitting). Phone: 403-572-0006
Carbon Lions Centennial Park (on the Island) located at 1 Oxford Drive: Provides a scenic and historic backdrop including Gazebo for your family reunion, wedding, graduation or picnic in the park. Free to use but need to contact the Village Office at (403) 572-3244 to advise of event dates. In the winter, an enchanting Christmas display is set up by Public Works with paths for walking and viewing. Golf Frisbee (9 holes) is also available.
Disc (Frisbee) Basic Golf Rules
Frisbee Golf Course Map
Carbon Valley Hotel (over 18 years of age): Come have a relaxing game of pool and check out the Royal Canadian Legion memorabilia and homemade crafts & sewing. 424 Caradoc Avenue.
Carbon Valley Railway: Carbon has a model railway located at 100 East Campground Rd. called Carbon Valley Railroad. It is open to the public on select dates and times only. Visit //carbon.railrd.ca for details. Attached is a video of the train: Carbon Valley Railway
The Farmers’ Exchange (Museum, Gift Gallery &
Garden) The Carbon Museum also known as the Farmers Exchange features a diverse array of Carbon and area artifacts. Featuring the “Murder Mystery”, which is a visual interpretation of the John Coward, unsolved murder, in Carbon during the height of the coal mining era. A heritage garden and a artesian gift shop are also located in this historic building. The Museum opens May Long Weekend to September Long Weekend, open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Noon (12:00 pm) to 4:00 pm.
Carbon’s geographical situation is a prime spot for many tourists. From rolling hills to deep valleys and open fields, the area is very scenic and popular with photographers. Tourist attractions in the area include Dry Island Buffalo Jump, Horseshoe Canyon, Orkney Lookout Point, Bleriot Ferry area, Keiver’s Campground and Torrington Gopher Hole Museum. Kneehill County is part of the Canadian Badlands tourism group. The county borders the Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller and Rosebud Theatre in Wheatland County.
The towns and villages in the area provide many recreational opportunities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor skating rinks, walking and biking trails, ball diamonds, curling rinks, soccer fields, and many parks and playgrounds. Golf courses in the area include Acme, Drumheller, Three Hills, & Trochu.
Village of Carbon partners with Palliser Regional Municipal Services in its GIS Quest! Click here (choose Public Access) to find out more about what an area has to offer.
The Kneehill Regional Partnership continues to support local tourism for Acme, Carbon, Linden, Three hills, and Trochu. Events and tourism stakeholders continue to increase every year as the tourism industry grows in our locality.