6 Reasons to Fall in Love with Culture and Tourism

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching tomorrow, love is certainly in the air.

Here at Alberta Culture and Tourism, we love what we do! From tourism, recreation, museums and the arts to heritage, film, the Francophone Secretariat and sport, we have it all.

We want you to know that we are here for you and all Albertans — so, this Valentine’s Day here are our top reasons to fall in love with our ministry and some of the programs and services we offer: Continue reading

For Family Day, enjoy free admission to provincial historic sites, museums and Alberta Parks!

From vintage vehicles, tasty treats, archeological digs, fossils and the great outdoors, enjoy all Alberta has to offer this Family Day on Monday, Feb.19.

 

There’s a plethora of activities around the province— both indoor and outdoor —for you to choose from this Family Day. Keep reading to the bottom of the article for “other events” listings taking place across the province from Gibbons and Morinville to Red Deer and Okotoks during the Family Day long weekend.

Continue reading

Alberta athletes take luge by storm

Sam 2017LugeWorldCup-9828-2_creditDaveHolland

2017 Luge World Cup, Samuel Edney. Photo Credit: Dave Holland

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are fast approaching, and with 56 Alberta-based athletes joining the rest of Team Canada to take on all the thrills and chills of their various events, we’re ready to cheer them on! We caught up with some local lugers to find out just what it means to be an Albertan Olympic athlete and what the support of their province means to them.

Continue reading

Take time to listen this February: Black History Month

JohnWareStamp

February is Black History Month in Alberta. This is an important time to recognize and reflect on the important people and events that have shaped the black community, both here and around the world.

Recognizing and reflecting on Black History Month is best done by taking the time to listen to what Alberta’s black community has to say, in its own voice and expression, showcasing the diversity of African and Caribbean cultures. This is the month to let the stories of those culture take front stage in our minds as we remember the past, celebrate the present, and explore the future of the black communities here in Alberta, and across Canada.

Here are some amazing local opportunities for you to listen:

Continue reading

Motor on over to see the newest exhibits at Remington and Reynolds Alberta Museums

Reynolds_McLaughlinStory1

The classic road-trip. Maybe it’s a car full of adventurous youths, chasing the thrills of the open road. Perhaps it’s a family vacation worthy of Clark Griswold, chock-full of bathroom breaks. Don’t forget the soothing and melodic repetition of “are we there yet,” and plenty of inescapable family bonding moments.

Feeling nostalgic yet? No matter the type of road-trip that calls to you, there’s one key element that they all have in common: a vehicle! Cue the McLaughlin family!

Continue reading

Feast of Jordan: Tradition, Food and Wagon Rides at the Ukrainian Village

Iordan Ice Cross

The Christmas season concludes a little later for those who celebrate according to the Julian calendar. On Friday, January 19,  visitors are invited to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village (UCHV) for Iordan – Feast of Jordan! This annual event at the UCHV celebrates the cultural and religious traditions observed during the Christmas season by Alberta’s early Ukrainian pioneers. It’s a day of traditional church services, water blessing at an ice cross, tasty Ukrainian food and free wagon rides!

Continue reading

Getting into the spirit on GivingTuesday

GivingTuesdayAfter standing in line all weekend during the Black Friday shopping spree and the exciting clicking that took place on Cyber Monday…why not think about sharing some of the dollars you saved and give yourself a gift come tax time? Tuesday, November 28 is Giving Tuesday, a national and increasingly global movement dedicated to giving back!

GivingTuesday provides an opportunity for charities, companies and individuals to join together and rally for favourite causes. Read on to find out how this could help benefit you:

Continue reading

Find what you need at the Provincial Archives

Photo for PAA outreach blog

What do Juno-nominated musicians, comic book collectors, interior decorators and personal organizers have in common? They’ve all, at one point or another, accessed collections and services at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA).

Located in Edmonton, PAA is the repository for records and resources considered to be of historical and cultural significance to the people of Alberta. Whether for photos, videos, films, maps or text, folks visiting the Archives can access literally millions of different records.

Continue reading