At the Park, history changes daily.

With live performances, demonstrations and guided tours, no two days at Heritage Park are ever the same. Every day costumed interpreters entertain and educate guests about the social, economic and cultural affairs of Western Canada’s early development. Check the activities listing below to see when you can churn your own butter, train with the North West Mounted Police or try your hand at traditional Blackfoot dancing.

Browse below to see what's happening for the week of: May 22nd, 2016

Free Pancake Breakfast

Each day of this weekend the first 500 guests in Gunn's Dairy barn before 11:00am will be treated to a complimentary pancake breakfast.

10:00am - 11:00am Gunn's Dairy Barn

 

A Trainload of Trouble - A Canmore Opera House Musical

A detective is caught on a Colonist Car with four settlers coming West that are all suspects in a theft!

35 minute Who Dunnit Musical Mystery.

2:00pm & 3:30pm in the Canmore Opera House

Surveying the West

Discover how early Calgary was mapped with Dominion Land Surveyor Archibald McVittie.

All day in the McVittie Cabin

Chore Relay Game

Get ready for fun as you test your skills in the chore relay game!

All day in the Nightingale Colony House
 

Join the Mounties

Do you have what it takes to be a Mountie? Get recruited and trained as a North West Mounted Police Officer.

11:00am and 2:00pm at the Berry Creek NWMP Post

Gasoline Alley Activities

All day - Try one of our new activities for adults and children, while you explore the many marvelous inventions and collections in Gasoline Alley Museum!

Play the Great Canadian Road Trip game and Road Trip Bingo! Stop by at the "campground" for crafts and more.

 

S.S. Moyie Commentary Cruise

Learn the history behind the S.S. Moyie & more during a narrated cruise around the Glenmore Reservoir!

12:20pm & 2:05pm aboard the S.S. Moyie

Carpentry in 1910

Hands-on carpentry fun! Learn about the building styles of 1910.

All day in Atlas Lumber Company

Hunting Tools

Watch live demonstrations of First Nations’ hunting tools, including a bow and arrow and an atlatl.

11:30am and 1:30pm in the First Nations’ Encampment

Farming in 1910

Stop by and find out how equipment was used to till the land in the early days!

11:00am - 3:00pm in the Farm Implement Shed

Famous 5 House Tour

Tour this beautiful representation of Nellie McClung's home and hear stories of the Famous 5 and their struggle for equality.

11:00am in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

Cheder Lesson

Take part in a fun introduction to the Yiddish language, spoken by the Jewish homesteaders at the Montefiore Colony.

11:30am & 1:30pm in the Synagogue

Become a Voyageur

Are you ready to tackle the challenges of a real Voyageur? Learn all about the tasks and rewards at the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trading Fort.

11:00am in the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trading Fort

A Conversation of Consequence

A new and unique audio experience will immerse you in a lively discussion with the Famous 5!

3:00pm - 4:00pm in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

 

Tufting & Beading

Watch demonstrations of deer hair tufting or beading and learn about the importance of Metis women in the Fur Trade.

2:00pm in the Hudson’s Bay Company Fur Trading Fort

Tales of the Yellow Otter Tipi

Learn about the significance of pained tipis and what their symbols represent.  

11:30am & 1:30pm in the First Nations Encampment

Gasoline Alley Activities

All day - Try one of our new activities for adults and children, while you explore the many marvelous inventions and collections in Gasoline Alley Museum!

Play the Great Canadian Road Trip game and Road Trip Bingo! Stop by at the "campground" for crafts and more.

 

Join The Mounties

Get recruited and trained as a North West Mounted Police Officer.

11:30am & 2:30pm at the Berry Creek NWMP Post

Street Theatre - Banking on the News

Bob Edwards, proprietor for the Calgary Eye Opener, is in town and gets pinned unknowlingly for a bank robbery in Banking on the News.

Scene 1: 10:30am & 2:00pm - Strathmore Standard

Scene 2: 11:00am & 2:30pm - Traders Bank of Munson

Scene 3: 11:30am & 3:30pm - Town Hall

Scene 4: 12:00pm & 4:00pm - Atlas Lumber Company

S.S. Moyie Commentary Cruise

Learn the history behind the S.S. Moyie & more during a narrated cruise around the Glenmore Reservoir!

12:20pm & 2:05pm aboard the S.S. Moyie

A Conversation of Consequence

A new and unique audio experience will immerse you in a lively discussion with the Famous 5!

3:00pm - 4:00pm in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

 

Musical Memories

Meet Raizele and listen to her favourite memories of life at the Montefiore Institute through stories and song.

1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm in the Synagogue

Telephone Exchange

Ask the operator to show you the telephone switchboard or try a call from a historic home.

All day in the Post Office

Gasoline Alley Activities

All day - Try one of our new activities for adults and children, while you explore the many marvelous inventions and collections in Gasoline Alley Museum!

Play the Great Canadian Road Trip game and Road Trip Bingo! Stop by at the "campground" for crafts and more.

Aboriginal Games

Learn how life skills were taught to First Nations children as you play some traditional Native games.

11:30am & 1:30pm in the First Nations Encampment

 

 

Join the Mounties

Be recruited and trained as a North West Mounted Police Officer!

11:00am and 2:00pm at the Berry Creek NWMP Post

Street Theatre - Banking on the News

Bob Edwards, proprietor for the Calgary Eye Opener, is in town and gets pinned unknowlingly for a bank robbery in Banking on the News.

Scene 1: 10:30am & 2:00pm - Strathmore Standard

Scene 2: 11:00am & 2:30pm - Traders Bank of Munson

Scene 3: 11:30am & 3:30pm - Town Hall

Scene 4: 12:00pm & 4:00pm - Atlas Lumber Company

S.S. Moyie Commentary Cruise

Learn the history behind the S.S. Moyie & more during a narrated cruise around the Glenmore Reservoir!

12:20pm & 2:05pm aboard the S.S. Moyie

Jane's Story

Discover what life was like for Jane Howse, pioneer wife of the famous Sam Livingston and mother to their 14 children.

All day in the Livingston House

Street Theatre - The Mail Robbery

Miss Diez’s important package is stolen and it’s up to a Mountie and a rival detective to try and crack the case in The Mail Robbery.

Scene 1: 10:30am & 2:00pm - Eugene Coste Park

Scene 2: 11:00am & 2:30pm - The Post Office

Scene 3: 11:30am & 3:30pm - The Wheedon School Yard

Scene 4: 12:00pm & 4:00pm - Town Hall

Bannock Making

Discover how bannock was made the Metis Fur Trader way!

1:00pm in the Hudson’s Bay Company Fur Trading Fort

Famous 5 House Tour

Tour this beautiful representation of Nellie McClung's home and hear stories of the Famous 5 Canadian Women.

11:00am in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

Gasoline Alley Activities

All day - Try one of our new activities for adults and children, while you explore the many marvelous inventions and collections in Gasoline Alley Museum!

Play the Great Canadian Road Trip game and Road Trip Bingo! Stop by at the "campground" for crafts and more.

Blackfoot Tipi Raising

Learn about the Blackfoot tipi and help our Blackfoot Interpreters set one up in the traditional way.

11:30am and 1:30pm in the First Nations Encampment

S.S. Moyie Commentary Cruise

Learn the history behind the S.S. Moyie & more during a narrated cruise around the Glenmore Reservoir!

12:20pm & 2:05pm aboard the S.S. Moyie

A Conversation of Consequence

A new and unique audio experience will immerse you in a lively discussion with the Famous 5!

3:00pm - 4:00pm in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

 

Hands on History- Working with Wool

Working with Wool. From carding wool, to helping with a hooked rug, try your hand at the fibre arts.

All day in the Nightingale Colony House

Challah Braiding

Try your hand at the intricate art of braiding challah, the traditional Jewish Sabbath bread.

11:00am - 3:00pm in the Synagogue

Children of the Fur Trade

Learn about the lifestyles, culture and the role of  Metis people in the Fur Trade.

All day in the HBC Fur Trading Fort

Butter Making

Enjoy pioneer games and stories all day and butter making at set times.

11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm at the Nightingale Colony House

Gasoline Alley Activities

All day - Try one of our new activities for adults and children, while you explore the many marvelous inventions and collections in Gasoline Alley Museum!

Play the Great Canadian Road Trip game and Road Trip Bingo! Stop by at the "campground" for crafts and more.

Street Theatre - The Investment Indy 5000

The Investment Indy 5000

The arrival of the automobile sparks fierce competition!

Scene 1:  10:30am & 2:00pm  - Wainwright Hotel

Scene 2:  11:00am & 2:30pm - Weedon School Yard

Scene 3:  11:30am & 3:30pm - Wainwright Hotel

Scene 4:  12:00pm & 4:00pm  - The Prince House Lawn

S.S. Moyie Commentary Cruise

Learn the history behind the S.S. Moyie & more during a narrated cruise around the Glenmore Reservoir!

12:20pm & 2:05pm aboard the S.S. Moyie

On the Radio: Live!

Hear the living legacy of Nellie McClung’s life as a suffragist with a live 15 minute radio play.

12:45pm in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

Festival of Quilts

It’s the 21st anniversary of the Festival of Quilts, and we have a lot in store for Western Canada’s largest outdoor quilt show! The theme for 2016 is Hearth, Home and Community. Hundreds of stunning handmade quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques will decorate the Park's exhibits inside and out.

Join us for a day full of fun including:

Merchant's Mall - Come see an array of beautiful displays and samples from over 25 stores! Demonstrations on stage all day in the Celebration Tent & Chautauqua Tent.

Quilt Community Showcase - Come visit the showcase and meet some of the many quilting guilds and charitable groups who are involved in quilting in our community. All day in the Chautauqua Tent.

How to Build a Quilt 101 - Back by popular demand! Join Jacque Hagen as she presents what goes into making a quilt. 11:00am & 1:00 pm in Atlas Lumber Yard.

Quilter of Distinction - Come celebrate the 2016 Quilter of Distinction Margaret Jessop! All day in the Canmore Opera House.
*Special presentation Saturday at 2:00pm.

Creative Kids Display - Come see the entries of inspiring young quilters! All day in the Weedon School House.

 

 

Musical Memories

Meet Raizele and listen to her favourite memories of life at the Montefiore Institute through stories and song.

1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm in the Synagogue

Aboriginal Games

Learn how life skills were taught to First Nations children as you play some traditional Native games.

1:30pm & 3:30pm in the First Nations Encampment

Railway Car Shop Tour

Heritage Park houses some of the rarest rail cars in Canada, cars that are linked to fascinating tales of immigration, royal tours, and even the driving of the Last Spike! 45 minute presentation.

10:45am and 3:30pm in the Railway Car Shop

NEW- Iron Quilt Challenge!

Machines and fingers will fly when you come and see three teams of four square off for the first ever Festival of Quilts Iron Quilt Challenge!

Join us in the Chautauqua Tent from 10:30am - 12:30pm where teams will have just two hours to complete a small quilt.

Saturday Sing-Along

Listen or join in singing some popular music from 1910.

2:45pm - 3:15pm in the Thorpe House

A Conversation of Consequence

A new and unique audio experience will immerse you in a lively discussion with the Famous 5!

3:00pm - 4:00pm in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

 

Butter Making

Learn how butter was made in 1910 and help make some with our interpreters. Enjoy pioneer games and stories all day.

11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm in the Nightingale Colony House

Blackfoot Tipi Raising

Learn about the Blackfoot tipi and help our Blackfoot Interpreters set one up in the traditional way.

1:30pm and 3:30pm in the First Nations Encampment

Street Theatre - The Investment Indy 5000

The Investment Indy 5000

The arrival of the automobile sparks fierce competition!

Scene 1:  10:30am & 2:00pm  - Wainwright Hotel

Scene 2:  11:00am & 2:30pm - Weedon School Yard

Scene 3:  11:30am & 3:30pm - Wainwright Hotel

Scene 4:  12:00pm & 4:00pm  - The Prince House Lawn

Become A Voyageur

Are you ready to tackle the challenges of a real Voyageur? Learn all about the tasks and rewards at the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trading Fort.

11:00am and 2:00pm in the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trading Fort

Gasoline Alley Activities

All day - Try one of our new activities for adults and children, while you explore the many marvelous inventions and collections in Gasoline Alley Museum!

Play the Great Canadian Road Trip game and Road Trip Bingo! Stop by at the "campground" for crafts and more.

 

S.S. Moyie Commentary Cruise

Learn the history behind the S.S. Moyie & more during a narrated cruise around the Glenmore Reservoir!

12:20pm & 2:05pm aboard the S.S. Moyie

Famous 5 House Tour

Tour this beautiful representation of Nellie McClung's home and hear stories of the Famous 5 Canadian Women.

11:00am in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

A Conversation of Consequence

A new and unique audio experience will immerse you in a lively discussion with the Famous 5!

3:00pm - 4:00pm in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

 

Festival of Quilts

It’s the 21st anniversary of the Festival of Quilts, and we have a lot in store for Western Canada’s largest outdoor quilt show! The theme for 2016 is Hearth, Home and Community. Hundreds of stunning handmade quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques will decorate the Park's exhibits inside and out.

Join us for a day full of fun including:

Merchant's Mall - Come see an array of beautiful displays and samples from over 25 stores! Demonstrations on stage all day in the Celebration Tent & Chautauqua Tent.

Quilt Community Showcase - Come visit the showcase and meet some of the many quilting guilds and charitable groups who are involved in quilting in our community. All day in the Chautauqua Tent.

How to Build a Quilt 101 - Back by popular demand! Join Jacque Hagen as she presents what goes into making a quilt. 11:00am & 1:00 pm in Atlas Lumber Yard.

Quilter of Distinction - Come celebrate the 2016 Quilter of Distinction Margaret Jessop! All day in the Canmore Opera House.
*Special presentation Saturday at 2:00pm.

Creative Kids Display - Come see the entries of inspiring young quilters! All day in the Weedon School House.

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
9:30am - 5:00pm
 

Selkirk Grille

Selkirk Grille

Open Daily for lunch.
Open Tues - Sun 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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