This is a region where you can see acre upon acre of land in its original state – in fact, some 93,000 acres in the municipal district remain as native grasslands. It’s a region rich in agricultural history, and one where you’ll also see one of the few remaining wooden grain elevators. The Prairie Elevator in Acadia Valley is a restored Alberta Wheat Pool elevator that’s now a museum, tea house and gift shop. There is also a restored CNR caboose on site as a reminder of the hamlet’s rail history. Nearby, the Acadia Municipal Recreation Dam is stocked with trout and is a year-round attraction for fisherman of all ages. It’s located just off Highway 41 (also known as The Trail of the Buffalo).
Key Community Features
Surrounded by tens of thousands of acres of native grassland, Acadia Valley is a picturesque prairie hamlet. While the community is small, it has one big attraction: Acadia Valley boasts one of the last few prairie elevators left in the province. The restored Alberta Wheat Pool elevator is now a museum where you can see how grain was weighed, graded and stored until it was time to ship it by rail across the prairies. Open throughout the summer, The Prairie Elevator has other "don't miss" features: Saskatoon pie, served with lunch or afternoon tea in the tea house and a gift shop that showcases the work of local artists. Located 156 km northeast of Medicine Hat just off Highway 41 (known as The Trail of the Buffalo) Acadia Valley is also a year-round destination for trout fisherman who cast their lines in the nearby municipal dam.
Prairie Elevator Museum & Teahouse; Catalogue Houses & Mail-order Brides; Self Guided Tour