The Liveliest Little Ghost Town in Alberta
- Heinsburg, Alberta
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The Liveliest little Ghost Town in Alberta lies on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Uptown Heinsburg looks partly like a ghost town, a remnant from days gone by. Stop by Railway Theme Park with an impressive restored 60,000 gallon CN water tower and CN Station along the Iron Horse Trail. This is the eastern trailhead and is a great place to begin an adventure. Enjoy free camping at the Water Tower Campsite. Join us for Old Time Country Music Jamborees in the Heinsburg Hall. A little further east down the river at Lea Park, jet boat tours are available to complete your scenic North Saskatchewan River experience.
This is also the area where the Frog Lake Resistance took place during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. The Frog Lake Massacre National Historic Site marks a cairn, grave markers and an interpretive trail commemorating the historic event. It is located northeast of Heinsburg. Nearby, Riel Beach is a popular campground at Fishing Lake Metis Settlement.
Last modified on September 29, 2008
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