Vintage venues and lush landscapes
For a charming wedding reception, a stately corporate function or an elegant formal dinner, look no further than the one-of-a-kind venues at Heritage Park. The Park’s historical buildings and scenic landscape offer a truly authentic setting that comes straight from history. Our premium facilities can be set up and deliciously catered to suit every occasion.
Millarville Ranchers' Hall
Once used by ranchers and their families for community events, this century old, original building is now ready to host your event. Situated in the tranquil settlement area of Heritage Park, this log-style venue is a charming setting for your meeting or intimate event.
Canmore Opera House
In the early 1900s, the Canmore Opera House hosted lavish dances, plays and concerts. As the entertainment hotspot in the Canadian Rockies, it’s no wonder Jack Benny and Ginger Rogers drove from Banff to Canmore to see it. Since its relocation from Canmore to the Park’s main street, the world’s only log opera house hosts theatre productions and catered events.
Calgary Town Hall
In celebration of the millennium, Heritage Park built this replica of Calgary’s first town hall, which is situated on the main intersection of the townsite. While the main floor serves as a visitor centre for the Park, the upper level holds the town council chambers. The chambers are a boardroom style venue perfect for a small meeting.
Gunn's Dairy Barn
The Gunn’s were prominent Calgary dairy farmers, and this dairy barn depicts a typical barn with low ceilings on the main floor, to keep the heat in for the cattle, and high ceilings on the second floor hayloft. With two floors, this venue offers many options for events such as dinner on the main floor and dancing on the upper level, and is conveniently located just off the main street in the Historical Village.
The Wainwright Hotel is representative of a prosperous hotel found in most early 20th century prairie towns. As the railroad was constructed across the country, the local hotel became the centre of a town’s social activities, while providing accommodation for new settlers, doctors, theatre troupes and travelling salesmen. The Wainwright Hotel offers a Victorian style dining room on the main floor, a room perfect for indoor wedding ceremonies on the upper level and an authentic saloon. The hotel is the largest exhibit building in the Village.
Celebration Tent and Chautauqua Tent
These tents are reminiscent of the ones erected in the early 1900s for outdoor events, which were tan in colour to distinguish them from the typically white circus tents. Travelling entertainers, educational lectures and Chautauqua troupes were hosted in these types of tents. Situated adjacent to an expansive green space area in the heart of the Historical Village, the tents are ideal for large company picnics and barbecues.
Steeped in automotive tradition and nostalgia, this venue will transport you back to a revolutionary era in Western Canada’s history as you dine amongst the museum’s collection of stunning vintage vehicles, antique gas pumps and colourful petroliana. The upper level Mezzanine is included with a Gasoline Alley Museum rental, and the adjoining Selkirk Grille Gallery can be made available as an auxiliary room for your event.
Gasoline Alley Mezzanine
For meetings, presentations or lunch, this open loft style venue offers a bright setting overlooking the impressive Gasoline Alley Museum Grand Hall with a stunning view of the Glenmore Reservoir. The Mezzanine is available as a separate venue from Gasoline Alley Museum during the day; however the museum will remain open to the public.
Railway Orientation Centre
Modeled after Calgary’s first Canadian Pacific Railway station, this venue is situated in Heritage Town Square, just outside of the Historical Village gates. With views of the Glenmore Reservoir, the Orientation Centre provides a sophisticated, bright space for your meeting or catered event. The adjoining Railway Café, located in the same building, can also be made available for evening events.
Selkirk Grille Gallery Room
Casually elegant, uniquely vintage and distinctly Canadian is a fitting description for the Selkirk Grille. The Gallery is a private room adjacent to the restaurant and is available for lunch service. With sandstone, warm wood accents and a wall of windows to view the Gasoline Alley’s vintage vehicles, the Gallery provides a sophisticated setting for your catered event. The Selkirk Grille is located outside the Historical Village gates in the Gasoline Alley building.