DescriptionA son-in-law of Brigham Young, Charles Ora Card, led 10 Mormon families from Utah into Canada in 1887, hoping to find freedom from American anti-polygamy laws. Settling in Cardston, the immigrants founded the country's first Mormon settlement and named the town after their leader, who became its first mayor.
Today, a considerable percentage of Cardston residents are Mormon. Completed and dedicated in 1923, Cardston Alberta Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 348 3rd St. W., was the first temple to be built in Canada. Non-Mormons are not permitted to enter the structure but can tour the grounds, where a visitor center offers information; phone (403) 653-3552.
Visitor InfoCardston & District Chamber of Commerce 490 Main St. CARDSTON, AB T0K 0K0. Phone:(403)795-1032
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