One of the most surprising things about prairie towns is how active they tend to be. Milk River is no exception. This community consists of just over 800 people, but there is
always something going on in town that gets everyone involved. From craft fairs to club meetings, golf, swimming, field sports, festivals and everything in between, Milk River is a hotbed of small town enthusiasm.
The Milk River business community is alive and well. Cheerful restaurants, comfortable accommodations and welcoming people are a winning combination here. And once you settle into the village vibe, you’ll see that Milk River is a place quite unlike any other.
It’s a strange notoriety, but Milk River is one of the only places in Alberta where you can get your picture taken with a life-size T-Rex. The famous reptilian landmark stands
frozen in full gait outside the town’s Travel Information Centre. It’s impossible to estimate how many people around the world have a snapshot of themselves posing playfully with the prehistoric beast, but it’s safe to say that the number would be every bit as impressive as the creature. Dinosaur fossils have been unearthed across the entire Milk
River region, so the T-Rex statue is a fitting, if not exactly orthodox, symbol for area tourism.
If you come to Milk River, chances are you’ve come to explore southwest Alberta’s great outdoors. And if getting close to nature is high on your priority list, then you may want to stay at one of the area’s many fine campgrounds. Abundant sunshine and a warm, dry climate make camping in Milk River easy to enjoy.