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.


 

 

Gleichen School

The village of Gleichen sprang up in 1883 at the No.12 siding of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Five years later, the district's first school was built by Victor Joseph Beaupre from logs that were floated down the Bow River. By 1908 the school's attendance had grown to 60, and a new four-room schoolhouse was built. The old schoolhouse, which was later used as a residence, was donated to Heritage Park in 1977 and restored to its original appearance...

 

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Gunn's Dairy Barn

John Gunn arrived from Scotland in 1911 to manage the 4X Bakery in Calgary, but soon left to concentrate on his burgeoning dairy farm. In 1929, he commissioned Victor Dionne, a contractor from the United States, to build this barn to house his dairy herd at the Gunn farm, which stood just east of what is now the Calgary International Airport...

 

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High River Law Office

The economic and population boom experienced in Southern Alberta between the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the First World War lured many adventurous young lawyers west from Manitoba and Ontario...

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Homesteader's Tent Cabin

Heritage Park built this tent cabin in 1976 to portray a form of temporary accommodation frequently used by homesteaders and businesses before 1900...

 

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Hudson's Bay Company Fur Trading Fort

This fort was built by Heritage Park in 1965 to illustrate the important role played by the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), which once established posts as far flung as Alaska, B.C.'s Northern Pacific Coast, Oregon and Labrador, in the economic, social and resource development of Canada...

 

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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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