The Mountain View Model Railroad Club is an integral part of the Didsbury Museum. Their exhibits, both indoor and the new Outdoor Garden Train, are a highlight with all our visitors. ( http://www.mvmrc.ca/index.html )
The completion of the Calgary and Edmonton ( C & E) Railway in 1891 opened the vast lands of central Alberta to settlement and development. The settlement at Didsbury emerged as a depot community along the new line.
1897 saw the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway, which pushed forward the town's development. The CPR constructed a station in the town in 1904. Didsbury was incorporated as a village in 1905 and as a town on September 6, 1906.