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.
Windsor Hotel Two-Storey Outhouse
Ontario Native Tom Madden and partner Gordon Steeves built the Windsor Hotel in Lundbreck, Alberta, in 1905. While indoor plumbing wouldn't become commonplace for 25 years, Madden and Lundbreck devised a two-storey outhouse behind the hotel for the convenience of its patrons; a curiosity that became somewhat of a tourist attraction...
Wing Chong Chinese Laundry
Most Chinese immigrants, nearly all of them men, arrived in Canada between 1881 and 1885 to work on the Canadian Pacific Railway. When the railway was completed, most Chinese found they had not earned enough money to return to China or to send for loved ones...
Wolffe and McVittie Cabin
Archibald McVittie, a Dominion Lands Surveyor, had this cabin built on the west side of the Elbow River in 1882 upon receiving firsthand information that a Canadian Pacific Railway station would be placed there...