Pincher Creek Historic Sites & Interpretive Centres
Brown was a local frontiersman who settled in the Waterton Lakes area in 1877 and spearheaded the establishment and conservation of the smallest of the Rocky Mountain parks-Waterton Lakes National Park, located 50 km south of the village. Brown became the park's first warden 18 years later, two years after the area gained Park status. Brown's nickname 'Kootenai' came about with his association with the First Nations tribe in the mid 1800's.
Visitors can learn about the frontier history of southwestern Alberta and explore archives of the history of the Pincher Creek area at this rural facility, which is open year-round. Take a guided tour of some of the original cabins, ranch houses and the blacksmith shop that were built in the pioneer period or browse the museum gift shop.