The Gift Shop
Our gift shop features work from over 70 artists from Alberta and British Columbia.
At the time the mansion was a family home the gift shop was used as a sitting room and a dining room.
As you enter through the front door to your right is a gallery, originally used as a parlour and vestibule for the Lebel's.
As you finish exploring our gallery and gift shop, continue down the hall. Notice the rooms on both sides of you. Write ups are beside each door, giving the history of each room when it was a home, hospital, as well as the changes that were made to them. Some of the rooms are currently rented out to private businesses.
Return to the staircase by the front doors and go up the stairs to the second floor.
Currently this room is used as our boardroom. The Allied Arts Council use it daily, but it is also available to be rented out to other organizations for meetings.
The boardroom was previously used as a chapel at the time it was a hospital. More details are listed on the write up located beside the door.
Continue around the second floor. Additional write ups are available for reading located beside each room. To the north end of the building is the balcony that overlooks the town of Pincher Creek, and has a direct line of sight to the current Canadian Legion which was previously the Lebel store in the early 1900's. Please take a look.
Return to the staircase you came up and to the right of it is a small doorway leading to another staircase. This will bring you to the third floor of the mansion. Please be careful of the low ceiling.
Information on what the third floor was used for when it was a family home, hospital, as well as changed that have been made are located on a write up beside the door.
This floor has been used as a room for drawing classes, and has recently been adopted by a dance studio for their classes. It is also used as a room for Critical Alignment Therapy and is open for bookings.
This floor was originally an attic at the time it was the Lebel home, and was later adapted as sleeping quarters for the nuns. The lines on the floors are reminders of the partitions that separated each sleeping quarter.
The basement is used for art classes offered at The Lebel in both the Children's Art Studio and the Pottery Studio.
Additional information on the history of the basement when it was a family home, a hospital, as well as the changes that were done to the rooms can be found beside the door, outside each room.
The Children's Art Studio is home to many classes throughout the year for children of all ages and interests. There is always something new being created!