Celebrating our rich and diverse heritage

February 18 to 24, 2019 is Heritage Week in Canada. Heritage Week is about celebrating our history that lives in places, artifacts, language, traditions, arts, food and storytelling. There’s a wide range of things to do in Alberta to connect with and learn more about our shared heritage.  If you can’t make it to historic sites on Family Day, here’s a taste of things to do for the rest of Heritage Week at Alberta’s historic sites and museums.

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Free Family Day activities at Alberta historic sites, museums and parks!

Dig for fossils, learn to snowshoe or build a balloon launcher. There’s something for everyone this Family Day on Monday, Feb. 18.

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Whether you are six or 86, embark on an adventure with free or almost free activities at provincial parks, heritage sites or museums. Keep reading for “other events” from Gibbons and Morinville to Red Deer and Okotoks during the Family Day long weekend.

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On the 100th day 100 years ago, #CanadaRemembers

Edmonton Bulletin Nov 11 1918With the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, this Remembrance Day is especially significant for Canada. Following the successes with Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele, Canadian soldiers earned a reputation for getting the job done. From August 8 to November 11, 1918, Canadian troops were positioned to advance the front line, and with a series of successes they were instrumental in ending the First World War. This three month period is historically known as “Canada’s Hundred Days.”

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Come see the sites (and museums) during Alberta Culture Days!

Alberta Culture Days returns at the end of the month, and for lovers of Alberta’s history and heritage that means free admissions for the weekend!

From September 28 – 30, all provincial historic sites and museums that are open for the weekend are offering free admission and special programs to Albertans.* From art displays to crafts to new exhibits, 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…

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Last weekend to explore Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village!


What better way to close out summer and welcome fall than with a little Ukrainian heritage!

This weekend is your last chance to step back in time and check out the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village before it closes for the season!   On Sunday, Sept.9, the annual Harvest of the Past event will help you explore Alberta’s agricultural roots through fun-filled, interactive activities.  From field to table, learn new and old techniques on preparing for the fall.

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