Granum Alberta Canada
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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 Adventures, Activities Things To Do
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 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.
Granum Natural Attractions, Art, Historical Sites, & Culture
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 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 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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Very interesting how Granum is now called a hamlet - I haven't heard that term in ages, I like it. Well done Andrea cool)
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.
Thinking of the cemetery, it's interesting how legends arise and how mundane the truth might be. Amusing story.
My grand parents (the weerstra's) use to take care of the park. I use to love coming here when I was little. I'm happy to see the train is still there