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History Buff Paradise – Explore The Museum of the Making
September 4 @ 2:00 pm - September 5 @ 4:00 pm
Are you looking for a unique adventure and a peaceful get-away in nature near Calgary? There is so much to see, experience and appreciate in Alberta and the Foothills are a real hidden gem to discover.
Are you are interested in experiencing and learning about machinery and tools that were used by our ancestors? Immerse yourself in this authentic getaway and be part of this interactive weekend. Whether you want to see “Mary”, an operational 19th century compound mill engine, antique oilfield machinery, or some relics from Africa, the Canadian Museum of Making has a lot to offer. Connoisseurs of both Canadian and world history, people who love machines, or people who want to see machinery from their grandparent’s time will find this museum a fascinating place to visit.
This is a great opportunity to get out of the city for a unique weekend get-away. Enjoy a wonderful dinner, overnight stay and hearty breakfast in our charming Inn, before heading off in the morning to your adventure exploring the extraordinary Canadian Museum of Making.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Once you are settled in, rest, enjoy a walk to the river, relax in the living room or take in the sunshine on the deck.
YOUR DINING EXPERIENCE
Our guests continuously tell us how good the food tastes and how much they look forward to every meal. Our Chef and culinary team combine the perfect amount of comfort and class in their creations. They constantly seek fresh ingredients to showcase flavorful dishes prepared in our open kitchen. You will truly enjoy our Chef’s choice meals and with advanced notice we are pleased to offer vegetarian, wheat, gluten, and dairy-free options.
THE CROSSING AT GHOST RIVER – DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE
Located on 145 rolling acres, set along the banks of the picturesque Ghost River, The Crossing offers an exceptional stay in the beautiful Ghost River Valley. Experience relaxed, professional, and unassuming hospitality in a natural and peaceful location and let us take care of you. The history of The Crossing at Ghost River first began with the region’s Aboriginal people who used a low point in the river as a “crossing”. In later years, this crossing connected and aided early explorers, traders, and settlers in many of the same ways. The land, as a whole, has always provided opportunities to connect its visitors with its countless treasures and natural beauty and continues to be recognized for its intangible qualities, rich history and natural beauty.
YOUR MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
The Canadian Museum of Making began acquiring machinery and tools in the mid 70’s that were built and used from 1750 to 1920 in Canada, Britain, and the United States. Opening its doors in 2001, the goal was to create and maintain an accurate source of information about machines and their history. The machines have been carefully preserved and restored to working order and are on display in the museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the museum and picnic lunch on Sunday to complete the weekend. The Crossing at Ghost River in conjunction with the Canadian Museum of Making are excited to offer this wonderful weekend experience less than an hour from Calgary.
Cost for the weekend: $410.00 plus taxes single occupancy and $320.00 per person double occupancy plus taxes. There is a limited number of spaces available, to reserve your spot, please contact The Crossing at 403-932-3392 or book online at The Crossing – Alberta Weekend Experience.