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.


 

 

Lord Chisholm's Windmill

Lord Chisholm, one of many British gentlemen to settle in Southern Alberta around the turn of the 20th century, likely had the wooden tower for his windmill built by labourers on his farm near Crossfield, Alberta, in 1893. The mill head was constructed by the Dempster Mill Manufacturing Company of Beatrice, Nebraska, some time after 1931...

 

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Mackay Cabin

Although some records indicate this cabin was built as early as 1870, it was probably built in 1884 or 1885 in Calgary, by William Bruce, out of logs salvaged from an abandoned mine and floated down the Bow River...

 

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Masonic Lodge Hall

The second floor of the Traders Bank of Canada building was chosen in 1970 to be the site of Heritage Park's Masonic Lodge Hall because, before 1915, the Masons typically rented out similar rooms to house their Lodge meetings. The Masonic Order provided a sense of belonging and an escape from the stresses of life for many Alberta settlers...

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Midnapore Station

Between 1900 and 1940, the Canadian Pacific Railway used eight designs for most of its stations built in the Prairie provinces. The one built in Midnapore, Alberta, just south of Calgary, in 1910, is an example of a "combination" station, housing a freight storage room, a waiting area and an office under the same roof...

 

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Millarville Ranchers' Hall

Built by ranchers from the district in 1895, this hall was used for community events like political rallies, boxing matches, theatrical evenings, school lectures, Christmas concerts and Anglican and Presbyterian church services...

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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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