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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A President’s Pilgrimage

Left to right: Benedikt Atli Jónsson, Stefanía Óskarsdóttir, Friðrik Jónsson, Jón Atli Benediktsson

A few weeks ago, Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site had an interesting visitor: The President of the University of Iceland, Jón Atli Benediktsson. On holiday in Alberta with his wife and two sons, President Benediktsson stopped by the popular historic site for personal, as well as professional, reasons. Continue reading

Big surprises in store at the 2018 Ride to Reynolds

If you’re the kind of person who yearns to take to the open highways on two wheels, you won’t want to miss what’s on at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum this weekend. The annual Motorcycle Ride to Reynolds, presented by Honda Canada Inc. returns this Saturday, Aug. 18. All brands, dealership clubs, riding clubs, riding club members and owners from across the province are invited to join in for this day dedicated to the motorcycle. If you ride up on a motorcycle, you get in for free! Continue reading

Take a walk through history at Open Farm Days


Wigger and Pearl Meindersma atop their classic John Deere D tractor.

In Joan Olafson’s time as a teacher and eventually a principal with the Calgary Board of Education, the countryside was never far from her thoughts. As an educator, she relished opportunities to take students on field trips to places like the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area, Leighton Art Centre, or Outdoor School at the Rocky Mountain YMCA in Kananaskis so her students could better understand and establish a connection to nature.

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Working on the world’s best preserved dinosaur: One year later


Borealopelta markmitchellii skull on display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Grounds for Discovery exhibit

It was just one year ago when the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology appeared in headlines across the world: a new species of dinosaur had been named in honour of museum technician, Mark Mitchell, who worked on the specimen for nearly six years.

We caught up with Mark to learn about his new-found fame and what has changed in over the last 12 months.

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