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?
There is just over a month until the largest provincewide celebration of arts, heritage, community and diversity – aka Alberta Culture Days – kicks off again across the province. Communities are already hard at work putting together events and cultural showcases, including 56 celebration sites. Continue reading
Hard to believe that we are already mid-way through August…but the summer isn’t over yet! This upcoming weekend, five of our historic sites and museums have events going on. There’s the music festival over at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village but if that’s not your jam, here’s some other ideas:
- Remington Carriage Museum: Miniature Chuckwagon Championship Races (August 19-20)
- Reynolds-Alberta Museum: Motorcycle Ride to Reynolds (August 20)
- Victoria Settlement: Annual Potato Derby (August 21)
- Stephansson House: Harvest Fair and Quilt Show (August 21)