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Town of Nanton, Alberta

Appealing Downtown Area
Main Street Nanton – David Thomas

Community Highlights

  • Aircraft and military enthusiasts tour the Nanton Lancaster Museum to see a rare surviving bird of Bomber Command.

  • Model railway fans inspect Ultimate Trains and its large outdoor garden railway layout.

  • Nanton's preserved grain terminaIs interest amateur agricultural archaeologists.

  • Students of nostalgia visit the MacEwan School House Visitor Information Centre.

Nanton has transitioned successfully from a railhead for local grain crops to a destination for hunters of antiques and collectibles.

The well-preserved main street that once supplied farmers with weekly necessities now caters to tourists and day-trippers.

High Season Dates (Time periods when community is most busy with visitors)

Nanton and its shops are busiest in summer, but never crowded with tourists.