Paintearth has a thriving and growing tourism industry.
Attractions include ranch style bed & breakfasts, music festivals, rodeos, murals, recreational facilities and campgrounds, adventure and game hunting centers,
and plenty of fun and exciting activities in the winter!
And by partnering with tourism development agencies like the
Canadian Badlands Ltd, we continue to promote and enhance tourism opportunities in this culturally-rich section of Alberta.
The communities that make up the Paintearth region serve up a thriving, year-round arts and entertainment scene. Dance studios and societies can be found throughout the area. Both the Castor Little Theatre and Coronation Royal Performing Arts have been entertaining appreciative audiences in the area for many years. There are several regional museums and historic points of interest.
Throughout the spring and summer months, a leisurely drive from one of Alberta's metro centres will take you to a country setting you will not soon forget! Start with the flower and trees... tree and flower lined streets create a comfortable and attractive atmosphere for residents and visitors alike. Our murals provide a bit of living history as you make your way through Castor and Coronation.
The spring and summer months are loaded with great activities. The Halkirk 4H Rodeo runs in May, and is followed up by the Castor and Coronation Rodoes, and the Coronation Chuckwagon events, in June and July. August sees Bullarama events in Halkirk and Coronation, along with the Castor Horse Show and Coronation Agricultral Fair.
In August, the Zinger Music Jamboree provides a weekend of excellent amateur and professional music talent - a growing and popular regional musical celebration. Youth oriented activities during the summer months include the Circle Square Ranch, providing an active western atmosphere for youth.
Our parks and campsites provide a great place to get away from it all and relax. Big Knife Provincial Park has great amenities for summer activities. Burma Park and Huber Dam campgrounds are also very popular for camping and recreational enjoyment. And don't miss the Diplomat Mine Interpretive Site which reveals the evolution of coal strip mining operations and technology in Alberta.
Castor's Farmers Market, and the nearby cliffs and reservoir represent more options for variety and recreation. Golf courses will challenge your swing in both Castor and Coronation. And the Valley Ski Club on the banks of the Battle River on Highway 36 represents an option for those looking for outdoor winter recreation activity!
The Paintearth region is a friendly and unique place to visit at any time of year. We welcome you to Come Experience it for Yourself!
Where We Are
Regional Features at a Glance
For just a quick overview of the amenities we have to offer, please review our County and Municipality pages, or visit our interactive Amenities Map where you can locate and identify many of the primary amenities county-wide, such as:
For additional, more detailed information on these features and more, please visit our County &/or Municipality websites directly, which can also be found on their respective pages above.