Visiting The County

Stay Awhile

Welcome to Cardston County – the Heart of the Southwest. This stunning collection of Communities offers one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world. With majestic Rockies, mountain-fed creeks, streams and lakes, lush rolling hills and open prairies, the beauty is panoramic and the possibilities are endless.

Located in the southwest corner of Alberta, Cardston County embodies everything that’s good about western lifestyle. Miles and miles of open range and lush valleys are connected by ranch land and wandering cattle, fields of wheat and family farms rooted in a century of pioneering spirit, tradition and values. This beautiful region includes the towns of Cardston and Magrath, the Villages of Glenwood and Hill Spring and the Hamlets of Aetna, Beazer, Carway, Del Bonita, Kimball, Leavitt, Mountain View, Spring Coulee, Welling and Woolford. These Communities offer visitors and residents alike a taste of western tradition that they won’t find anywhere else.

From trail rides to live theatre, hiking the Rockies to square dancing under the stars, Cardston County welcomes you to explore and discover what makes us the Heart of the Southwest.


Accomodations in Cardston

Accomodations in Magrath

Accomodations in Glenwood

Accomodations in Waterton


People looking to get away from it all and get back to nature need look no further than Cardston County. We are surrounded by Provincial parks and campgrounds, offering outdoor enthusiasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. From rustic adventure in the Rocky Mountains to the comfort to full-facility camping, you’ll find it in Cardston County.

Covered Wagon R.V. Park
Great Canadian Barn Dance
Lee Creek Campground
Payne Lake Recreation Area
Police Outpost Provincial Park
Spring Glen Park Campground
St. Mary's Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area
Waterton Reservoir Provincial Recreation Area
Woolford Provincial Park
Waterton Lakes National Park
Lakes and Recreational Areas
Cochrane Lake
Little Beaver Dam
Lake Jensen Reservoir
Waterton River
Belly River
Dipping Vat Lake


Travel Distances

Distance to Cardston Kilometers Miles
Calgary 235 146
Edmonton 525 326
Taber 125 78
Lethbridge 79 49
Magrath 43 27
Medicine Hat 242 150
US Border (Carway) 24 15
US Border (Coutts) 140 93
Great Falls, Montana 305 190