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.


 

 

Canadian Pacific Railway Station - Calgary c.1893

This railway station houses the Park’s Railway Café and Orientation Centre. It is a re-creation of the station the Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.) built in downtown Calgary in 1893. The original station complex consisted of a train station and a restaurant connected by a breezeway...

 

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Canmore Opera House

The Canmore Opera House was built by members of the H.W. McNeill Company Brass Band in 1898 in Canmore, about 100 kilometres west of Calgary at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. At 49-feet-by-26-feet, the structure was quite large for a log building. The building, known to most people as the Band Hall, was used to host a variety of community events such as whist drives, plays, mine-sponsored Christmas parties and lavish dances...

 

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Celebration Tent

The Celebration Tent was built to replace a series of rented tents used for large functions in Heritage Park before 1999. During the day, the tent is used to accommodate special events such as the Fall Fair and concerts in case of rain...

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Chautauqua Tent

The name Chautauqua comes from Lake Chautauqua, New York, where a summer school was originally held for Sunday-school teachers beginning in 1873. However, after the classes expanded from religious studies to include arts, sciences and the humanities, the Chautauqua name soon came to be known as a travelling road show intended to educate as well as entertain...

 

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Children's Boat Swing

Swing rides, many incorporating boat-shaped vehicles, remain a common feature at amusement parks and carnivals today. Franz Glaser built this one-of-a-kind set of boat swings circa 1920 in what was then known as Czechoslovakia...

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Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley

Tuesday - Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm
 

Historical Village

Historical Village

Closed for Winter Season
Open May 20, 2017

 

Haskayne Mercantile Block

Gift Shops

Open Daily
11:00am - 5:00pm
 

Railway Cafe

Railway Cafe

Open Daily
10:00am - 4:00pm
 

Selkirk Grille

Selkirk Grille

Tuesday - Sunday
Lunch & Dinner


Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village

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

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