» Lethbridge, AB
(ON YOUR WAY TO LETHBRIDGE, STOP IN NANTON AT THE BOMBER COMMAND MUSEUM, (403) 646-2270, OPEN 10-4 DAILY, $12)
Visit Fort Whoop-Up a replica of an original fur trading fort built in the late 1800s, where you can explore the history, cultures, and traditions of the communities that lived in the region in the time the original Fort Whoop-Up was built and operated. Get a small group (6) together and see if you can beat an Escape Room, there are several to choose from in Lethbridge. Take a side trip to Fort Macleod, the fort museum of the North West Mounted Police. And just 18 km north of Lethbridge you will find the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that interprets 6,000 years of buffalo-hunting practices of the Plains People.
Lethbridge Casino, free parking, 3756 2 Ave S, Lethbridge, AB
The casino has a mostly level parking lot. You need to check in at the Security desk with your vehicle license number, type of RV, phone number and how long you plan to stay. There is ample paved parking in the East lot, big rig friendly and pull through. Verizon signal is good here. There is a FasGas service station and convenience store at a nearby Tim Horton’s.
From Hwy 4 turn North on 43 Street, then left on 4th Ave. From Hwy 3 turn South on 43rd St, then right on 4th Ave.
Before you cross the border back into the good ole US of A, stop at the Milk River, AB Rest Area and Interpretive Center where you can temporarily park and take cars to the Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park to see North America’s largest concentration of aboriginal rock art, pictographs and petroglyphs.
September 3, 2019 Border Crossing into U.S. at Coutts, AB
49.695780, -112.783932 – Click on link to see Google Map