Explore our History

Vulcan County is steeped in history. At the turn of the century, the community experienced a surge of growth as settlers started to set up homestead, and the immigration movement gathered momentum. Farmers from Eastern Canada and the United States flooded the Western prairie to seek their own parcel of the abundant, fertile farmland.

An in-depth history of Vulcan County can be accessed at Vulcan County History.

Sample our Hospitality

Whether you’re looking for a quick overnight stay or a camping getaway, the town of Vulcan, Vulcan County and the many villages in the region offer several accommodation choices to choose from.

You can find a complete list of accommodations by clicking here, including:

  • Bed & Breakfasts
  • Campgrounds in Vulcan County
  • Hotels & Motels

Experience our Adventures

As a visitor to Vulcan County there are a number of must-see things. Some of these are seasonal but others are available year around.

Walking Tours

Each community in Vulcan County has a historic, leisurely walking tour designed for people of all ages and mobility. There are plenty of benches to stop and rest on during the walks. The walks highlight architecture and historic buildings as well as notable citizens and events.

Historic Museums, Displays and Parks

Visitors can walk through time and learn about the history of the area, the people who settled here, our First Nation backgrounds and our many historic areas, museums and displays.

Farmer’s Markets

The regional Farmer’s Markets in both Vulcan and Carmangay offer fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, meats from small regional farmers and ranchers, many of whom are certified organic. A wealth of other market products includes regional artisan specialties such as breads, cheeses and jams.

Star Trek

Beam in for an adventure that is certainly out of this world. The Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station opened its doors in 1988. Since that time, the community has become a Star Trek Mecca – boasting an annual Star Trek Convention and now featuring a green screen photo booth.

Golfing

The recently expanded 18-hole golf course has club and cart rentals, a clubhouse and hosts a number of local tournaments each season. The views from many of the fairways offer stunning vistas of the Western prairies.

Fishing

Little Bow, Badger Lake, McGregor Lake and Twin Valley Reservoir are little gems within Vulcan County. There are plenty of rustic campsites along the water’s edges and the spots are favourites with many fishermen. Many don’t feel their season is complete without at least one visit to a local Vulcan County fishing hole.

CAMPING

What could be more beautiful that camping in a rolling prairie valley next to a crystal clear lake? Vulcan County has several breathtaking campgrounds and facilities that guarantee that you will find what you are looking for.

Bird Watching

Discover the beauty and nature of the region’s countryside as you view spectacular species of birds throughout the prairie landscape. Bird watchers flock to Little Bow Provincial Park to view some of the 170 species of birds in the area including migrating Pelicans, tiny Breasted Nuthatch and majestic Bald Eagles.