All Photos Courtesy of Man on the Lam.


Hello World! We are the Gophers of Torrington, Alberta, Canada!

Planning a vacation to beautiful Alberta? Well, you are starting at the right place! Every year since 1996 when we set up permanent residence at 208 1 Street South, thousands of tourists have stopped by Torrington annually to marvel at the things us gophers can do. Take a look through our site and you’ll see what we mean.

Our “Dioramas” page features a slide show of our favorite activities, some of which you may not have seen before. We gophers are a resilient species and are constantly adapting to new conditions and learning new skills.

The “Gopher Friends” section of our website is where we give a shout-out to some of our favorite visitors who thought enough about their trip to Torrington to document their experiences on their own blogs and websites. These are very enlightened humans indeed, so we’ve provided links to their sites so that you can read their points of view.

We will be adding further content to the site soon, so don’t be a stranger!

Thanks ever so much for visiting us online, and we extend our invitation to come and see us right here in Torrington, Alberta! In fact, here’s a little nugget of information to sweeten the offer…you will want to consider staying a few extra days here in Western Canada!

Beyond us gophers, you might also enjoy Banff National Park and Jasper National Park…the Rocky Mountains to our west are breathtaking! Meanwhile, Calgary is a world-class city and home of the world-famous Calgary Stampede. Further north, the capital city Edmonton is surely worth a visit, as is that giant Ukrainian Easter Egg (Pysanka) in Vegreville! There is no shortage of great attractions in our beautiful and fascinating province!

Best regards,

The Gophers


Check out our Gopher page on facebook!

We make regular appearances from June 1st until September 30th when we go into hibernation for the winter.

Monday 10AM until 5PM

Tuesday 10AM until 5PM

Wednesday 10AM until 5PM

Thursday 10AM until 5PM

Friday 10AM until 5PM

Saturday 10AM until 5PM

Sunday 10AM until 5PM

Admission: $2.00/person $0.50 (children under 14)

Call us with any questions

DISCLAIMER – This is the “unofficial” guide to the Gopher Hole Museum in Torrington, Alberta, Canada. We do not own or operate the museum; we have created this tribute website as fans of the Gopher Hole Museum. Thanks for visiting our site, though there is nothing like actually being there in person!