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Pincher Creek

Pincher Creek is a town in southwestern Alberta. Located immediately east of the Canadian Rockies in the center of ranching country. Pincher Creek is approximately 50km north of Waterton Lakes National Park.

According to the 2008 municipal census the population was 3,712.

Pincher Creek is in a tourist and recreational area, close to Waterton Park and the Montana border, making the drive to the USA shorter than many other routes. Pincher Creek is also close to Castle Mountain Ski Resort, an hour to the east is Lethbridge and Calgary is 2 hours to the North, a 45 minute drive to the British Columbia border.

In 1898, Pincher Creek was incorporated a village. In 1906, the community was officially incorporated as a town and named Pincher Creek. Many residents are descendants of the pioneer families who settled there over 100 years ago.

The Kootenai Brown Heritage Museum is a popular tourists stop. It was named for John Kootenai Brown, a trapper who was the founder of Waterton Park. The sign at the creek tells the story of the 1995 flood in Pincher Creek.

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