Picture Butte is in southern Alberta, about 27 km north of the city of Lethbridge, and calls itself the “Livestock Feeding Capital of Canada”. Picture Butte is north of the Crowsnest Highway #3 and 50 km east of Highway 2 between Fort MacLeod and Calgary

The town was named for a prominence to the south side of town, which was used by Indians to send smoke signals, but was levelled in 1974 to build a dyke along the south shore of the lake to create business sites for economic development. The shallow lake has reed beds on the west shore, a privately owned nesting area on the northwest shore, a shallow shore for waders on the northwest and a stony bank for fishing on the east shore.

North of the lake is the main Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District canal, with a population of Muskrats, who help keep the canal weed free. A long spit into the lake is a great observation sport for the migratory flocks including White Pelicans, Canada Geese and American Coots.

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Picture Butte Golf & Winter Club

104082 Range Road 215, Picture Butte, AB T0K 1V0



The Picture Butte Golf Club’s 27-hole layout is one of the finest in the Province, and past endorsements include several prestigious Provincial and National tournaments.

Designed for all levels of play, it has become a popular challenge for members and green fee players. Because of its popularity, corporate members and non-members are encouraged to book their yearly tournaments early so that we can insure dates and tee times.

Picture Butte Area Map