Situated in A.C. and Barbara Leighton's original home, the Leighton Art Centre is a Heritage Home Museum that offers a vibrant display of Alberta's artists both past and present. With 80 acres of land, the centre is also an ideal spot to get a clear view of over 300 miles of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. The Leighton Art Centre hosts visual art exhibitions, creative workshops, nature walks, festivals and art sales, kids' summer camps, and art inspired field trips throughout the year. Located just 20 minutes south-west of Calgary and a short drive from Millarville, Black Diamond and Turner Valley, amidst the rolling hills and winding country roads of the Alberta MD of Foothills, the Leighton Art Centre is a must for any Foothills-area day trip. Coming in fine weather? Pack a picnic and use the picnic tables!

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Toilets - Flush, Picnic Tables, Wheelchair Access, Free Parking, Pets - Not Allowed

Tours that stop at Leighton Art Centre

Start you day bright and early like the cowboys have done since the birth of Alberta with some strong cowboy coffee or tea at the round-up camp.

Start the day with a magnificent drive through the foothills to the Leighton Art Centre. End your day in style with a romantic fine dining experience with gorgeous mountain views at Azuridge hotel.

Travel from Calgary to Hudson (aka High River) by following a winding Heartland highlight tour through the foothills, ending up where it all goes down.

Travel from Hudson (aka High River) and follow a Heartland tour winding through the foothills, ending up at historic Spruce Meadows just south of Calgary.

Travel from Hudson (aka High River) and follow this Heartland tour winding through the foothills, including a portion on horseback!

Upcoming Events at Leighton Art Centre

For the third year in a row, Leighton Art Centre is excited to bring an online version of this annual beloved event right to your couch or kitchen table! Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and s..

Celebrate with Leighton Art Centre as they host their 35th Annual Clothesline Art Sale! Bring the whole family (except Fido) and show your support for the local artists. Explore Leighton Art Centre's ..

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Fall Photos in the Foothills


Posted on: Sep 25, 2019

Journey with us as we find the best spots for fall photos in the Foothills!