Originally established in 1906, Barrhead's position as a major trade center on the historic Klondike Trail gave it a significant role in the settlement of northwestern Alberta. The rich history of the area can be revisited at the Museum, including a very interesting map showing the meandering of the Klondike Trail through the County of Barrhead. The Barrhead & District Historical Society operates the museum on a volunteer basis, and a museum curator is hired on part time. The museum features a vast collection of artifacts depicting the pioneering lifestyle of the settlers in Barrhead, and a complete collection of the local newspaper archive.
The museum also hosts the Barrhead visitor information center from June to September.
Learn more about the museum, and plan your visit here.