NANTON HAS HEART! Local resident Micheal Sawyer has come forward with a challenge; he is pledging a $3000 donation to the elevators if another business or individual meets or exceeds his donation. Thank you Micheal, and if you are interested in this opportunity email were so appreciative of everyone who donated to the 50/50 raffle; if you missed it,  here's another opportunity to make a difference and help us out.


The Windborne Singers

Come hear renowned quartet Windborne perform in an acoustically unique venue: a wooden grain elevator.

This will be a live-feed concert for their Patreon subscribers, open to just 20 ticket holders to watch and listen in person as these talented vocalists experiment with the sound in this prairie architectural wonder. Bundle up as these buildings are not heated!

Doors open at 12:30, show starts at 1 pm.

Just 20 tickets are available through or head over to Because I Said So, corner of 19th St and Hwy 2 S in Nanton.

elevator tees and hoodies now available

Since 1993

Preserving History

In the early 2000's the abandonment of the Canadian Pacific railway threatened the demolition of the historic grain elevators that stood next to the railway in the Town of Nanton. The citizens of Nanton rallied together for the protection and preservation of the towns historical landmarks. The town formed a historical society named "Save One" as the original goal of the society was to save the largest of the two standing grain elevators.

The undertaking was a big one and it took three years to achieve. But the incredible effort put in by the many volunteers and local businesses proved to be so successful that they were able to save all three of the remaining buildings. The gracious donations provided by members, local farmers and ranchers and local businesses have helped in replacing the railway tracks next to the elevators and helped to restore the buldings to their former glory. The most notable restoration was painting the former Alberta Wheat Pool elevator back to its original green and the Pioneer elevator back to its original orange and yellow.

Thanks to the society and local contributions the Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre has been established and aims to educate visitors about the town's, and Alberta's, agricultural history.



Different view of the orange elevator