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Granum Alberta Canada

Granum Sign Granum Sign - Photo Credit - Andrea Horning

Alberta Canada Travel & Adventure Guide

A lovely small hamlet along the foothills in Southern Alberta 

 Granum Alberta Canada is located 40 minutes northwest of Lethbridge, Alberta and interestingly enough used to be labeled as "Alberta's smallest town" however, in 2020 they took the title change to hamlet after over 100 years. Previous to the name Granum, the area was referred to as "The Village of Leavings". Granum is the Latin word for Grain. With a population of under 500, it's a pretty neat place to visit with plenty to offer.

Granum Alberta Canada Town Office. Photo Credit-Andrea Horning

 Granum Alberta Canada Adventures, Activities Things To Do 

Granum Pond. Photo Credit- Andrea Horning

Activities most enjoyed in Granum Alberta Canada and surrounding area include camping and fishing at Granview Recreational Park, Frisbee golf, Geocaching, Granum Old Jail and Museum, Golfing, Driving Range, Birding, and touring around the surrounding area. Granum is central to many lakes and rivers. The Granum General Store is home to many local items and worth stopping by.

Furthermore, the historic town of Fort MacLeod Alberta is only 20 minutes south and is teeming with history and places to explore.  


Parks, Trails, & Places to Explore in Granum Canada

Granum Campground - Photo Credit - Andrea Horning

Granum Alberta is home to a very cool campground with it's own pond and walking trails. The pond is designated as one side for swimming and the other side for fishing stocked trout. If you're looking for some bigger fish head out to one of the many surrounding bodies of water including Twin Valley Reservoir, Keho Lake, Clear Lake and you'll find the Old Man River running very close by. With a great playground located at the school grounds, you'll also find a playground at the campground.


If you head out of Granum, you'll be very close to many things to do including historic Fort MacLeod, Porupine Hills, Claresholm, and Stavely Alberta Canada.


Granum Natural Attractions, Art, Historical Sites, & Culture 

Old Jail and Museum - Photo Credit- Andrea Horning

Granum Alberta Canada is home to The Old Jail and Museum with plenty of history to learn about from the area over time. Being so close to Fort Macleod gives you the opportunity to experience the history of the surrounding area quite easily. Take a quick drive up to Claresholm to explore the museums and trails.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is only 20 minutes away and is a fantastic place to experience some history. 

 Places of Interest - Lone Plot Has a Story

A lot of rumours and stories around this plot - Photo Credit- Andrea Horning

A popular local tale involves the town Cemetery. As you drive by you may notice 1 plot is far outside of the rest of the cemetery. Local tales would have you believe she was a "lady of the night" and when she passed she was not welcome with the rest of the town residents. She's resting peacefully outside of the caragana bushes but not because of her past or history. She's outside because of a surveying error! She was the 1st resident buried there and they messed up! Leaving her on the outside of the designated cemetery.

Granum Alberta Accommodations, Services and Transportation

Granum General Store - Photo Credit - Andrea Horning

Granum is a small hamlet offering accommodations in the summer months at the campground. Their General Store is a great place to fill up on gas and snacks for any road tripping you may find yourself doing. There is no additional modes of transportation found here and you won't find any hotels or places to stay outside of the campground. Claresholm and Fort MacLeod offer many accommodations in the colder months. Internet and Cell services are no problem in this area. 

Granum, Alberta, Canada
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Granum, AB T0L 1A0, Canada
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Comments 4

Eh Canada Travel on Saturday, 09 October 2021 23:55

Thank you for exploring Granum Andrea Horning

Thank you for exploring Granum Andrea Horning
Janel Coe on Sunday, 10 October 2021 00:09

Very interesting how Granum is now called a hamlet - I haven't heard that term in ages, I like it. Well done Andrea cool)

Very interesting how Granum is now called a hamlet - I haven't heard that term in ages, I like it. Well done Andrea :(cool)
Cary Horning on Sunday, 10 October 2021 01:50

Janel Coe we actually have quite a few little hamlets in the west. I love exploring the tiniest little towns and admire the laid back lifestyle they enjoy.

Janel Coe we actually have quite a few little hamlets in the west. I love exploring the tiniest little towns and admire the laid back lifestyle they enjoy.
Melanie Adair on Monday, 11 October 2021 16:28

Love their town sign

Love their town sign
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