Farm / Nanton Grain Elevators

Farm Type: Grain Elevator site and museum





The Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre is a set of restored grain elevators located in Nanton.

The Centre’s goal is to preserve these three remaining prairie icons to educate visitors about Nanton’s and Alberta’s agricultural history. As often as possible,
tours are conducted by former grain elevator managers or employees, who are a wealth of information about these “skyscrapers of the prairies” that were so closely tied to the well-being of Alberta communities for so many years.

  • Participants will enjoy tours of the restored Pioneer grain elevator and see the rare 1929 Alberta Pool twin elevators.
  • Weather permitting, we will be holding engine runs featuring a 1/4 scale Case steam tractor model as well as a Fairbanks grain elevator engine.

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Farm Details

Host Name: Pam Woodall


Phone: (403) 336-1155



Start Time: 10:00 AM

End Time: 4:00 PM

Date: Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18


Address: 2119 19 Avenue, Nanton, AB T0L 1R0


From the south edge of Calgary, travel south on Hwy QEII for approx 65 km to Nanton. Turn left (east) on 18th Street and proceed to 19 Ave. Turn right (south) and the destination will be 350 m ahead on the right.

From Claresholm, travel north on HWY QEII for approx. 40 km to Nanton. Turn right (east) onto 24 St., then turn left (north) on 19 Ave. The destination will be 250 m ahead on the left.

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