Find your way to Lacombe’s history
Lacombe’s historic downtown has six provincially designated heritage buildings, historical murals and the largest concentration of in tact Edwardian architecture in the province. Take a summer walking tour to hear the stories of our past from an expert guide.
Flatiron Museum image from Lacombe Regional Tourism on Facebook.
Downtown walking tours
Join a downtown walking tour from the Michener House museum every day in July and August at 2 pm. Your guides – in authentic pioneer costume and in character – will lead you through historic downtown and past detailed murals based on archival photos of the city.
On the hour-long tour, you’ll hear stories of how the town began, its founders and early pioneer life. You’ll end the tour at the Flatiron Museum’s new photo exhibit all about Lacombe’s early main street. Daily tours are $10 per person and kids under 16 are free.
Heritage home tour, Aug 23
Come to Lacombe on Saturday, August 23 to peek inside some of the city’s heritage homes. Pick up your self-guided tour map at Michener House at 1 pm, tour the homes then meet up for tea from 3–5 pm. Tickets to the home tour are $25 per person – available at Michener House and the Flatiron museum or the day of the tour.
Take in history while you shop and eat
Browse antique shops and used bookstores downtown. Admire the mural outside then have a coffee on the deck at Kavaccino’s or try traditional scones at the historic Stopping House teahouse.
Or have pie on the garden patio at Morrison House in a heritage home built by one of the town’s first mayors in 1919. And dine on homemade local food – we are in the lip-smacking middle of Alberta’s food basket – at Salt in historic Kent House.
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