Picture Butte is in southern Alberta, about 27 km north of the city of Lethbridge, and calls itself the “Livestock Feeding Capital of Canada”.

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.

Town Website

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