Small towns are where it’s at. There's a cute little place in Alberta that you need to visit if you’re looking to travel back in time. Filled with old-timey buildings and a real homey feel, Bragg Creek is the place to be if you need a nice break from city living.
In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is a little secret hamlet that's just begging to be explored.
Seriously, when you get into Bragg Creek it'll feel like you’ve entered into a western movie set.
According to a 2016 census, there are only 589 people who live there.
It’s super close to Calgary so if you're in need of a break from the hustle and bustle then this could be the perfect spot for you. It’ll literally take you 30 minutes to drive to from downtown.
It's also the perfect place to live if you're looking to purchase a home close to the action but not right in it.
The town draws a big crowd every year and it’s easy to see why.
There are gorgeous hikes in the area that offer some pretty iconic views.
Not to mention the town itself has cute little spots to shop that attract many artisans and tourists.
Despite the size, Bragg Creek has some awesome local stores including Crabapple Cottage Ladies Boutique and Branded Visuals.
There is even a Bragg Creek Brewing Company for all of you that are looking for an afternoon bevy.
We've got you foodies covered. There are also tasty places to eat including Creekers Bistro and Sugar Shake Bakery & More Ltd.
This town is the perfect combination of lazy and restful mixed with adrenaline-filled adventure.
When you get there, don’t be alarmed if you see an actual horse hitched up in front of the stores. That’s the mood of this town.
There are tons of things to do in the area if you're looking to get up and get active including exploring Elbow Falls, Forget Me Not Pond, and Prairie Mountain Hike.
Of course, Bragg Creek Provincial Park is also in the area, so add it to the bucket list.
There’s tons of wildlife so if you're venturing out be sure to have the proper gear with you and don’t leave anything behind.
Whether you decide to go on a day trip or a multi-day vacation, there is something for everyone.
Just be prepared to spend most of your time outdoors and fraternizing with the locals.
Chances are you will get to know everyone by the time you leave.