Alberta’s 2016 Culture Days have officially begun! We hope you get a chance to get out and experience a wide variety of cultural events this weekend and join the celebration of everything that makes Alberta great. If you’re still looking for something to do in your area, here’s the activities page to help get you started.
Have a great weekend!
Remember when your teachers used to yell at you for running in the hallways? It turns out they might have been using some 20th century thinking. In an effort to change the ways we think about school spaces, Ever Active Schools is rolling out a new program that is turning Alberta school hallways into more active spaces, and their students into more engaged learners. Continue reading
September 27 is World Tourism Day and this year’s theme is “Promoting Universal Accessibility”. As there is so much to see and do in Alberta, this is a great opportunity to highlight efforts to make tourism through our beautiful province more accessible. Continue reading
Alberta Culture Days return at the end of the month, and for lovers of Alberta’s history and heritage that means free admissions for the weekend! From September 30 – October 2, all provincial historic sites and museums that are open for the weekend are offering free admissions and special programs to Albertans*. From art displays to crafts to popcorn rocks, Alberta Culture Days provide an excellent opportunity for Albertans to explore and discover a diverse range of activities and treasures throughout the province.
*some activities may have additional fees; check each site for details
Here’s what’s going on at Alberta’s provincial facilities at the end of September: Continue reading
Are you a metal enthusiast? Or perhaps an art connoisseur? Well, imagine the wonders that can happen when you combine the two at the upcoming Metal Art Show and Sale at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum on Sept.17 and 18.
The Olympic Games have now been over for a couple weeks, so that means it’s time for the Paralympic Games to take over Rio de Janeiro, September 7 to 18! Continue reading
If you’ve never experienced harvest time in rural Alberta, the Harvest of the Past & Harvest Food Festival at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village on Sunday, September 11 is a fun-filled, interactive event that will help you explore Alberta’s agricultural roots. Step back in time one last time this summer and see the Ukrainian Village as this event marks the end of the 2016 summer season.
Did you know that the most popular form of recreation in Alberta is walking? How about that the preferred place that Albertans like to recreate is outside, particularly in parks? And did you know that more than a third of Albertans want to be more active but currently aren’t? These are just a few of the insights gained from the Alberta Recreation Survey, and that data from 2000-2013 is now available on Alberta’s Open Government Portal. Continue reading
The tractors are giants, the smells are sweet, and the fun is big! It’s Harvest Festival at Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Sept. 3 and 4.
More than 35 antique machines will be both on display and bringing in the crop. Using threshing machines, swathers, combines, steam traction engines and giant tractors, we will be harvesting the old fashioned way. Visitors can get up close and personal with some of the antique machines and even take a ride on a tractor!
Anticipation is already building for the Tour of Alberta, Canada’s first and highest-ranked professional road cycling stage race coming September 1 to 5. The spectacular race is the core event, but after the last rider passes and the dust begins to settle, what do you do with your excitement and newfound cycling inspiration?