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.Continue reading…
Dig for fossils, learn to snowshoe or build a balloon launcher. There’s something for everyone this Family Day on Monday, Feb. 18.
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.Continue reading…
Get a taste of life as a pioneer at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village on Saturday, January 19 for Iordan – Feast of Jordan! This unique annual event is open to all. It’s a day of Ukrainian traditions such as a water blessing at an ice cross, burning of a didukh (a sheaf of grain), delicious food and free wagon rides. Continue reading
When it comes to the value of the arts, Albertans really get it. So let’s not forget the value of the artist. Continue reading
With 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.”
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…
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.