Many came at the insistence of the church. Their mission?
Build settlements on the dry prairie of southern Alberta. And build the irrigation canal system - the first of its kind in Canada - that would eventually turn it into today's rich farmland. Along the way, those Mormon pioneers built the unique towns of Cardston, Magrath, Raymond and Stirling - all laid out according to a model community structure. The Plat of Zion, with wide avenues and a unique farm/urban interface.
A 2-4 hour self-guided driving tour in Southern Alberta, near Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park.
Today, Canada's Mormon trail features a mix of national and provincial historic sites, safe, walkable communities, extraordinary landscapes, and a unique cutural heritage. Learn more about these proud pioneers, and see what they have wrought - take a drive down Canada's Mormom Trail!