History you can see, touch, smell and talk to.

Heritage Park features over 180 attractions and exhibits that reflect the challenges, lives and victories experienced by the generations responsible for the settlement of Western Canada. In many cases, the houses, stores and machinery at each exhibit are original. Thousands of Western Canada’s historical treasures have been generously donated and relocated to the Park.

As an accredited museum, Heritage Park is proud to preserve and share history in a way that lets visitors experience it with all five senses. Our costumed interpreters add another dimension to the immersive historical experience and bring our attractions and exhibits to life.

The Park’s attractions and exhibits span Western Canadian history from the 1860s to 1950s, and are situated in four locations around the Park:

  • 1860s Fur Trading Fort and First Nations Encampment
  • 1880s Pre-railway Settlement
  • c.1910 Prairie Railway Town
  • 1930s, '40s and '50s Gasoline Alley Museum and Heritage Town Square

Browse the Park’s exhibits below to learn more about where the Park’s vast historical offerings originated and how they came to call Heritage Park home.


 

 

Alberta Bakery

Danish immigrant J.P. Hansen constructed this building in Standard, Alberta in 1912. The Hansen family lived upstairs, and operated a general store and undertaking business on the premises. Heritage Park remodeled the building to create a working bakery based on C.T. Gilbert's Alberta Bakery, which operated in Calgary during the first decade of the 20th century...

 

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Atlas Lumber Yard

Alberta's population boom at the turn of the last century created an insatiable market for milled lumber. Large corporations, financed by groups of investors, recognized the lumber industry’s potential, and in 1901, an unidentified company appointed A.E. Bowers and John Fletcher to establish a lumber yard in Airdrie...

 

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Baby Eli Wheel

The Eli Bridge Company of Jacksonville, Illinois, began manufacturing Baby Eli wheels in 1923. This ride, likely produced during the mid-1920s, was specifically designed with young children in mind, and can hold 12 small riders in six seats...

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Bachelor's Tent Cabin

When an area was initially being settled, there was a frequent lack of permanent housing and a shortage of affordable building materials. Tents or tent cabins were an acceptable solution, since they were well suited to bachelors with limited resources and few expectations of luxury...

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Banff Royal North West Mounted Police Barracks

In 1873, alarmed by the lawlessness engendered by the whiskey trade in the Western provinces, the Canadian government created the North West Mounted Police. This building was originally the second floor of one of the structures that formed the first NWMP detachment in Banff, which was established in 1887...

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Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley

Open Daily
10:00am - 5:00pm


 

Historical Village

Historical Village

Open Daily
10:00am - 5:00pm

Open Weekends Only Sept. 5 - Oct. 9, 2017

 

Haskayne Mercantile Block

Gift Shops

Open Daily
10:00am - 6:00pm
 

Railway Cafe

Railway Cafe

Open Daily
10:00am - 5:00pm
 

Selkirk Grille

Selkirk Grille

Open Daily for Lunch
Open Tuesday - Sunday for Lunch & Dinner


Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village

1900 Heritage Dr. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2V 2X3
Canada

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