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Live long and Prosper in Vulcan

In the heart of the prairies lies a small town that has boldly gone where no town has gone before. Vulcan has embraced its interstellar namesake and transformed into a pilgrimage site for Star Trek fans from around the world. The Vulcan Tourism and Trek Centre, designed to resemble a landed spaceship, serves as the nucleus of this cosmic fascination. Officially opened in 1998, the Trek Centre serves as tourist information hub and a shrine to all things Star Trek. From street signs bearing the Starfleet crest to the bronze bust of Spock and Leonard Nimoy’s handprint commemorating his visit in 2010, the town is a veritable treasure trove for enthusiasts of the franchise

Cost: Entrance is free for the Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station.

Best Time to Go: Open May to September from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Where to Stay: . Try the Vulcan Country Inn or one of the local campgrounds/RV Parks.

Where to Eat: There’s a few local restaurants that will full your belly. Check out New Club Cafe, Amy’s Restaurant, Nine In A Line Brewery, Mama’s Pizza, J&T Family Restaurant

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Getting There:: Vulcan is an hour’s drive from Calgary or Lethbridge. The Trek Station is located at 115 Centre Street E.

Notes from Robin:. Inside the Trek Centre, visitors can explore a collection of Star Trek memorabilia, including original items from the various Trek shows. The town also hosts an annual Star Trek convention known as Vulcon, attracting hundreds of fans and featuring a weekend of Trek-related activities, sometimes graced by actors from the series.

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