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.


 

 

Claresholm General Store

S.A. Mostad was part of a group of Norwegian immigrants from drought-stricken Devil's Lake, North Dakota, who built his general store in Claresholm, circa 1905. He proudly watched it become the hub of social and economic life in the small prairie town...

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Club Cafe

Chinese cafes were a staple of virtually every growing prairie town through the first half of the 20th century. When no suitable historic building could be found, Heritage Park designed and built a structure that incorporated the characteristic features typically found in western Canadian Chinese restaurants of the Edwardian era...

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Cochrane Fire Hall

Robert Chapman, then a carpenter who would later become fire chief, built the Cochrane Fire Hall himself on April 15, 1909, to house the two fire engines the department had just purchased. In those days, the fire chief also acted as constable and sanitary inspector for a salary of $5 per month, and was assisted by the 12 men of the Cochrane Volunteer Fire Brigade...

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Conklin Lakeview Amusement Park

While the settlers of Western Canada worked hard, it is often forgotten that they took time to play. In Victorian times, it was widely believed that leisure activities were a necessary part of a productive life, and settlers threw themselves as wholeheartedly into their entertainments as they did into their work...

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Copithorne Barn

This sturdily built log barn was constructed by Oliver and Bill Ellis, circa 1907, at Oliver's homestead in the Jumping Pound Creek area, about 40 kilometres west of Calgary. The brothers were part of an 11-member family that relocated from Packenham, Ontario, in 1886, and Oliver and Bill both turned to ranching in the Jumping Pound area...

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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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