Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums

Remington Carriage Museum

Wagon ride at Remington Carriage MuseumLocated in the rolling foothills of southern Alberta, the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston, provides visitors with an authentic experience with 19th and early 20th century horse-drawn transportation. Using state-of-the-art techniques, the Remington Carriage Museum brings this bygone era to life.

The Museum's interactive galleries tell numerous stories of turn-of-the-century society and the carriage industry. Visitors can enter the carriage factory and discover the techniques used in producing carriages. Across the street is the carriage dealer where all types of vehicles were sold to all types of buyers. Around the corner is the blacksmith shop and livery stable where artisans and businessmen plied their trades. Across the way is the racetrack, where the elegant lifestyles of the leisure class are depicted. Vehicles from the Remington collection are prominent in most of the twenty-five stories told in the galleries.

The Remington Carriage Museum houses the largest collection of horse drawn vehicles in North America with over 270 carriages, buggies, wagons and sleighs. Carriage rides are available during the summer, weather permitting.

The story of 19th century transportation would be incomplete without the horse, and the Museum's herd of Clydesdales, Quarter Horses and Canadians are a major feature of daily programs.

The Remington Carriage Museum also boasts a working stable, a theatre, a cafeteria and a gift shop. Situated on twenty acres of prime parkland in Lee Creek valley, the pastoral setting completes the picture of a long-past era.

30 second promo video for the Remington Carriage Museum

A 30 second promotional video for the Remington Carriage Museum.

Introductory video to the Museum from Canadian

A video introduction to the Remington Carriage Museum by Canadian Tourism.

360 degree virtual reality views of the Remington Carriage Museum

View a virtual tour of the Remington Carriage Museum.

Remington Carriage Museum
Last reviewed/revised: July 25, 2017
Remington Carriage Museum

Carriages are operated by staff during the summer months. Check availabilties for carriage and wagon rides.

One of the carts in the collection

Discover the largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles in North America.

Restoration staff at work

Staff work with traditional repair methods in the Restoration Shop.

Don Remington

Don Remington
1914 - 1987

Alberta Museum's Association Recognized Museum 2015 - Remington Carriage Museum