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.

Downtown walking tours

Join a downtown walking tour from the Michener House museum. 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.

Tours happen during event weekends or by booking one in advance. Event weekend tours are free and have set times while booked tours cost $50.

Heritage home tour

Come to Lacombe to have a look at the city’s heritage homes. Pick up your self-guided tour map at the Michener House Museum or Flatiron Building and tour the homes. These tours are perfect for walking or cycling.

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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