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.


 

 

Road Construction Equipment Shed

Heritage Park built this structure in 1998 to illustrate the equipment and methods used for the construction of roads, irrigation ditches and railroad grades prior to the First World War. Before the 1870s, the only roads in Western Canada consisted of rough tracks made by fur trading companies to connect major waterways...

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Rodeo Arena

Heritage Park constructed this arena in 1984 to illustrate a sport that developed out of the daily activities of cowboys, and has since grown into one of Southern Alberta's most popular spectator sports...

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S.S. Moyie

In areas of British Columbia and Alberta not yet accessed by road or rail, boats were the primary form of transportation for large amounts of freight or passengers since the days of the fur trade. Many large rivers and lakes in Western Canada were traversed by steamships, from the 1860s, and in some cases, into the mid-20th century...

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Sandstone House

After the great fire of 1886, which destroyed 14 timber buildings, Calgarians started building in sandstone, which was fireproof, easily workable and readily available in the area. Many buildings, such as banks, houses, schools and courthouses were made from sandstone, earning Calgary the nickname "Sandstone City" prior to the First World War...

 

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Shepard Station

Between 1901 and 1911, nearly a million immigrants arrived at Western Canadian train stations such as this one. For most, the train station would represent the end of a long, grueling journey and the start of a new life. However, it would remain a prominent fixture in their lives because it was at the train station that they would receive mail-order shipments and relatives joining them in the West...

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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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