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.


 

 

Miller's Cabin

Little is known about this building, which is said to have been built as early as 1886 in the hamlet of Langdon, 16 kilometres east of Calgary, and is rumoured to have served as the community's jail, fire station and town hall...

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Miner's Cabin

Built behind Banff's 'Wilson & Fear General Store' around 1885, this cabin originally served as a taxidermy shop frequented by Banff tourists hunting game animals. While not part of the many gold rushes that took place in Alberta and British Columbia between 1858 and 1912, this cabin does illustrate the sort of rustic lodgings used by miners at the time...

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Montefiore Institute

In the 1880s, a renewed wave of anti-Semitism spread across Eastern and Central Europe, with pogroms (violent anti-Jewish attacks) in Russia and Romania causing many Jews to flee to North America. The Montefiore Colony was established in 1910 near Sibbald, Alberta, and its synagogue, known as the Montefiore Institute, served as a place of worship, meeting hall and school for the religious education of the colony’s children...

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Nanton Livery Stable

Before the automobile became Alberta's most popular form of transportation, livery stables could be found in virtually every city, town and village. Besides renting out saddles, carriages and horses, livery stables also allowed people to stable their horses in the barn for as a few hours to as long as several months...

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Narrow Gauge Railway

Narrow gauge railways replaced horses, mules and bull teams as the primary method of transportation in and around Alberta's numerous coal mines. Three locomotives make up this Heritage Park exhibit...

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Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley

Open Daily
10:00am - 5:00pm


 

Historical Village

Historical Village

Open Daily
10:00am - 5:00pm

 

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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