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.


 

 

First Nations Encampment

Adjacent to the Hudson's Bay Company Fort is the First Nations Encampment. Historically, an encampment represented a gathering place for diverse groups of people including First Nations, Métis, explorers, settlers and traders, as well as others who travelled through Western Canada...

 

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Flett's Blacksmith Shop

By 1911, there were already 782 blacksmiths in Alberta - no surprise, considering the agricultural base of the area, and the prevalent use of horses and oxen for transportation. One of those blacksmiths was Tom Flett, who built his home and shop in Airdrie in 1902...

 

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Games of Amusement

Travelling carnivals were, and still are, arranged in a specific manner that compels the crowds to pass by the games booths on their way to the spectacles, shows and rides located at the back of the fair grounds. In 1989, Heritage Park added games of skill, such as the Ball Toss and Milk Bottle Toss in order to provide a more complete pre-1915 amusement park experience...

 

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Gasoline Alley Museum

Gasoline Alley Museum is a celebration of industrial design illuminated by a storyline that follows the far-reaching social changes that resulted from the introduction and popularization of the automobile. The museum contains thousands of automobile memorabilia items, most dating from before the Second World War...

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Gledhill's Drug Store

In prairie towns without a doctor or veterinarian, a pharmacist's advice was highly valued. Druggists were expected to have both a basic knowledge of medicine, and to be able to prescribe effective medication for humans and animals...

 

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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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