How to get there
The town of Vulcan is located midway between Calgary and Lethbridge on Hwy 23.
Latitude / Longitude: 50.40659, -113.2565
A welcome plaque below an enormous Starship Enterprise greets visitors in English, Klingon and Vulcan. Murals around town depict epic space battles and scenes from the ship’s famous bridge. There’s a space-themed water park, a Gene Roddenberry memorial plaque, an insignia-shaped gravestone and a post office dispensing custom Star Trek stamps. The official town souvenir is a pair of Spock’s trademark pointed ears. Without a doubt, you’re definitely in Canada’s official Star Trek capital!
The highlight of this otherworldly experience is the Tourism and Trek station designed to look like a landing spacecraft. As you enter, the floor to ceiling murals of stars and nebulas will make you feel as though you’ve stepped into outer space! A bronze bust of Spock christened by the one and only Leonard Nimoy is on proud display and an 800+ collection of Star Trek memorabilia can be perused at your leisure. Friends and family are invited to don Starfleet costumes and pose for some keepsake photos to remember your intergalactic journey by!
Beaming yourself into Vulcan is a little bit quirky, a little bit goofy and a whole lot of fun!
Best For Whom:
- Families With Children
Best For What:
- Cultural Experience
- The Local Experience
"The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time" - Bill Bryson