History & Hospitality
LaPrairieaire is a six generation, Hagen family farm located in the SE Corner of Camrose County in Central Alberta. Our family history on this land dates to 1911 with the arrival of Ted and Carolina and three children from the US, but was predated by the 1893 arrival of Ovid Bluoin, a French Canadian settler who established his ranching operation on a year round spring that is now the historic centre of LaPrairieaire.
The deep valleys that cut into the flat prairie landscape of LaPrairieaire have exposed dinosaur fossils and archaeological sites in 3 three separate locations, as well to provide habitat supporting abundant wildlife.
Set among the Alberta Battle River Badlands, LaPrairieaire offers guided tours of three separate LaPrairieaire properties featuring both palaeontological and unique archaeological sites that make for fascinating and educational outings. A refurbished 1976 Airstream & two campsites with portable fully-equipped outdoor kitchens provide an intimate visit to a operating farm. Horseback camps and day riding are also available.