The Past Lives on at Heritage Park Historical Village

The Past Lives on at Heritage Park Historical Village

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The Past Lives on at Heritage Park Historical Village

Source: Travel Alberta

At Calgary’s living history museum, learn how Western Canada’s pioneers, fur traders and First Nations lived more than 100 years ago. Immerse yourself in their stories and experiences among the authentic buildings, tools and artifacts from the era. Friendly costumed interpreters draw you completely into the lives of the people who built the West. Feel like a settler heading to new adventures on the steam train, talk to the captain on the paddlewheeler and ride a horse-drawn wagon through the town, farmland and pre-railway settlement. Connect with the people of the day through up-close demonstrations of how they made the things they needed. History lives here.

EXPLORE ALBERTA

GOOD TIMES IN ALBERTA’S BADLANDS

Take a family driving holiday through the Canadian Badlands in southern Alberta for a lesson in history, arts, Aboriginal culture and everything prehistoric.

FAMILY HISTORY CELEBRATED IN ALBERTA’S UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE

Through costumed actors and farmstead replicas, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village in east central Alberta offers a glimpse into the life of our early pioneers.

SUMMER EVENTS AT ALBERTA’S BAR U RANCH NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

Drive the cowboy trail this summer to Alberta’s historic Bar U Ranch for authentic cowboy cooking, rodeo events and plenty of family fun.

HISTORIC FORTS OF ALBERTA

Alberta forts and their museums reveal a colourful history of fur traders, bootleggers, Mounties, homesteaders and First Nations coexisting on the wild western frontier.
Banff National Park's Cave and Basin

BANFF NATIONAL PARK'S CAVE AND BASIN

Explore this National Historic Site and relive the moment in 1883 when three railway workers stumbled upon the natural hot springs that became the birthplace of Canada’s national park system.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

HEAD-SMASHED-IN BUFFALO JUMP

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in southern Alberta brings the history of the Plains Indians to life. Learn about their culture, watch costumed hoop dancers. Feel the rhythm of the drums.
History In Alberta - Journey Into The Past

HISTORY IN ALBERTA - JOURNEY INTO THE PAST

Step into Heritage Park Historical Village and experience what it’s like to ride a historic rail car or sit down for an elegant 1920s dinner.
Digging Deep Into Alberta's History

DIGGING DEEP INTO ALBERTA'S HISTORY

A century ago, industrialists and labourers by the thousands rushed west to find their fortunes in Alberta’s rich coal deposits. Find out what happened to them.
Cave and Basin Origins of Banff National Park

CAVE AND BASIN – ORIGINS OF BANFF NATIONAL PARK

The Cave and Basin, an underground cave where bubbling thermal waters connect people to the essence of Banff National Park, is the birthplace of Canada’s national parks system.
Architectural Wonders in Southern Alberta

ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA

If you want to see marvelous feats of engineering – most more than 100 years old – come along for the ride in southern Alberta.
Bodo Archaeological Site

BODO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE

You can touch the past with your own hands at the Bodo Archaeological Site in central Alberta, where bison were hunted communally for thousands of years.
Get Crafty in Alberta

GET CRAFTY IN ALBERTA

More and more people are seeking out made-by-hand creations. Whether you're a collector or a budding artisan, the Alberta craft scene is where it's at.
Medalta's Historic Clay District

MEDALTA'S HISTORIC CLAY DISTRICT

Discover the essence of Medalta Potteries in Medicine Hat. It starts in the earth beneath your feet and lives on in works of art both practical and incredible.
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