Vulcan is a town located aproxametly midway between the City of Calgary and the City of Lethbridge just off HWY #23, in the prairies. In 2006 the population was 1,940, and the population of the county which is also named Vulcan was 3,718. The towns economy is mainly tourism and agriculture based.
The towns name has brought attention that has helped it become a popular touist attraction, coming from the Star Trek television and feature films series.
To capitalize on this coincidence the town built a Star Trek themed tourist station, which provides tourist information, displays Star Trek memorabilia, provides unique photo opportunities and allows visitors to participate in the Vulcan Space Adventure. Close by a replica of the starship Enterprise has been mounted on a pedestal which includes writing from Trek alien languages like Klingon. The town also created space-themed murals and signs and hosts an annual community wide Star Trek convention known as VulCON, Spock Days and Galaxyfest. This attraction brings in hundreds of Star Trek fans from around the world!
Some more attractions that may bring you to Vulcan are; the Vulcan Golf and Country Club, Historic Center Street, Outdoor swimming pool, Vulcan and District Museum, and the Trek Station.
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