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Galt Museum & Archives | Lethbridge, Alberta

Museum

Explore the history of Lethbridge and southwest Alberta at the Galt Museum & Archives - an established cultural leader in Lethbridge and southern Alberta which has contributed to the fabric of the region since the 1964. High-calibre, award-winning exhibits and learning opportunities draw visitors from across the globe. Extensive collections, professionally administered archives and a variety of ongoing interpretive programs and special events see people returning regularly to connect with others from all walks of life.

The Kainai Dance Arbour in the Discovery Hall was built by members of the Blackfoot community, using timber from their land. – Tom Buchanan

Driving Directions from Nearest Town or Landmark

Located at the west end of 5 Avenue South, off Scenic Drive and accessible from 4 Avenue South, turn west at the Lethbridge Lodge at Scenic Drive.

In the new 5000 square foot Discovery Hall kids of all ages are immersed in the history of Southwestern Alberta with our permanent hands-on exhibits.

Experience the culture of the Kainai people. Take a virtual plane ride over the undulating prairie landscape. Duck under a giant replica of Lethbridge’s famous High Level Bridge. Dig for information on the local coal mining industry. Kick up your heels and discover the giant cowboy boot.

A new exhibit in the Kainai Arbour explores the Blackfoot people’s vast knowledge of indigenous plants and their healing properties, which were traditionally passed down orally from elder to child.

Using modern technologies, the Kainai community brought time-honoured ways of knowing back into the world for the benefit of their youth and us all. Kainai students went out on the land with elders, teachers and community members to digitally collect stories and take photographs.

A selection of the photos are now displayed in the Kainai Arbour in the Discovery Hall, along with a computer kiosk with access to the comprehensive website Nitsitapiisinni: Stories and Spaces featuring stories, photos, resource listings, educational links and more.

Historical Time Period for Site

pre and post-settlement

Hours

open daily: MAY 15-AUG 31 10-5 mon-sat, 1-5 sun + hol | SEP 1-MAY 14, 10-4:30 mon-sat, 1-4:30 sun+hol | closed Dec 25-26, Jan 1, Easter Sunday

Open Months

open year-round