Welcome to Vulcan:
Third planet from the sun, Country of Canada, Province of Alberta, County of Vulcan.
Vulcan stands proudly on the Western edge of the Canadian Badlands region of Southern Alberta. Surrounded by endless acres of wheat, canola, and barley, Vulcan is only one hour from both the cities of Calgary and Lethbridge.
Over the years, this town of just under 2,000 people has worked hard to take advantage of its name by creating a fun and unique Star Trek-related identity that makes it stand apart from any other small, prairie town.
Today, Vulcan offers a fun and unique tourism experience for visitors and Trekkies alike.
This one-of-a-kind visitor information centre was built to look like a landed space station in 1998 and is home to a large collection of Star Trek Memorabilia, Gift Shop, and tourist information from around the county and province.
As you enter the building, the stars and nebula of the Trek Station’s floor-to-ceiling space murals will have you feeling that you have stepped into outer space.
You will be greeted by the Trek Station’s friendly crew members who are on hand to answer all of your questions about Vulcan’s association with Star Trek's Spock.
In November 1995, a Town of Vulcan Administrator brought forward the concept of creating a space-themed tourist station to tap into the growing tourist market interested in Space Tourism, Science, and Star Trek.
The idea quickly grew into a group effort between V.A.S.T (Vulcan Association for Science and Trek), the Vulcan County Economic Development, the Vulcan & District Chamber of Commerce, and the Town of Vulcan.
The Trek Station’s official grand opening was on October 23, 1998. The Station was designed to look like a landed spaceship. Clever landscaping and fibre optic lighting on the soffit of the center enhance the illusion.
Today thousands of people from all over this world, and beyond, make the Trek to Vulcan to visit this unique attraction. It’s not every day you see a tourist information centre shaped like a spaceship, unless, of course, you find yourself in Vulcan, Alberta.