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: August 21st, 2016

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!

Woodstove Cuisine

Fill your senses with the sweet aroma of home baking on a wood fired stove.

11:00am - 2:00pm in the Livingston House, Burnside Ranch House & Rectory

 

All About Nellie Tour

Delve into the life of Nellie McClung as a pioneering young girl, successful writer, women’s rights activist and mother.

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

Aboriginal Games

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

1:30pm and 3:00pm in the First Nations Encampment

Laundry Day

Wash clothes on an old-fashioned washboard and make a paper doll & outfit.

All day in the Nightingale Colony House

Become a Voyageur

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

11:00am and 2:30pm in the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trading Fort

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

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

Surveying the West

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

All day in the McVittie Cabin

Bannock Making

Discover how bannock was made, the Metis fur trader way!

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

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

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

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!

 

Join the Mounties

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

2:00pm and 3:30pm at the Berry Creek NWMP Post

Settler's Story Time

It's Settler's Story Time! Join us for some classic favourites and old-fashioned pioneer fun.

12:00pm - 3:00pm in the Nightingale Colony House

 

Woodstove Cuisine

Fill your senses with the sweet aroma of home baking on a wood fired stove.

11:00am - 2:00pm in the Livingston House, Burnside Ranch House & Rectory

Famous 5 House Tour

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

2:30pm in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

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

Nursing in 1910

Stop by and learn about old fashioned remedies - some of which are still used today!

All day in the Cottage Hospital

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

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!

Wood Stove Cuisine

Fill your senses with the sweet aroma of home baking on a wood fired stove.

11:00am - 2:00pm in the Livingston House, Burnside Ranch House & Rectory

Voyageur Relay

Test your Voyageur skills! How fast can you portage, paddle and set up camp?

10:30am - 1:00pm in the HBC Fur Trading Fort

Cheder Lesson

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

11:30am & 2:00pm in the Synagogue

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!

 

Voyageur Relay

Test your Voyageur skills! How fast can you portage, paddle and set up camp?

10:30am - 1:00pm in the HBC 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

 

River Forth Dining Car Open House

Stop by for a look at our new 1920s Dining Car!

2:00pm - 4:00pm on the Tracks Beside Rancher’s Hall

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

Wood Stove Cuisine

Fill your senses with the sweet aroma of home baking on a wood fired stove.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Livingston House, Burnside Ranch House & Rectory

Famous 5 House Tour

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

11:00am and 2:00pm in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

Aboriginal Games

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

1:30pm and 3:00pm 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!

KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE

Join us for a celebratory service, officiated by Cantor Russell Jayne of the Beth Tzedec Synagogue.

3:30pm in the Montefiore Institute

Bannock Making

Discover how bannock was made the Metis Fur Trader way!

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

Voyageur Relay

Test your Voyageur skills! How fast can you portage, paddle and set up camp?

10:30am - 1:00pm in the HBC Fur Trading Fort

Wood Stove Cuisine

Fill your senses with the sweet aroma of home baking on a wood fired stove.

11:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Livingston House, Burnside Ranch House & Rectory

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

Blackfoot Tipi Raising

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

1:30pm and 3:00pm in the First Nations Encampment

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:  2:00pm - Strathmore Standard

Scene 2:  2:30pm - Traders Bank of Munson

Scene 3:  3:30pm - Town Hall

Scene 4:  4:00pm - Atlas Lumber Company

Challah Braiding

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

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

Pink Tea

The ladies are gathering at Nellie McClung's home for tea! Drop in and take part in the lively discussion of women's issues.

2:30pm - 4:00pm in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

Farm Animal Petting Zoo

Stop by and give a cuddle to our little farm friends! Petting zoo provided by Butterfield Acres.

11:00am - 4:30pm beside Eugene Coste Park

 

Street Theatre - The Mail Robbery

An 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 & 2:30pm - Eugene Coste Park

Scene 2: 11:00am & 3:00pm - The Post Office

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

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

Barn Dance

Stomp your feet and clap your hands! The Prairie Mountain Fiddlers play as you learn the Maple Leaf Stomp, square dance tunes and more! Saunter in anytime, watch or join in the dancing.

1:00pm and 2:00pm in the Canmore Opera 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

The Story of Poll 47

Join us for a reading of an original Nellie McClung story!

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

 

Aboriginal Games

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

1:30pm and 3:00pm in the First Nations Encampment

 

 

 

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

Slow Tractor Races

No brakes allowed and no stalling! Cheer on these mechanical giants from Pioneer Acres.

11:00am and 12:00pm in the Rodeo Grounds

Weather dependant - Alt. Location: Gunn’s Dairy Barn

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

Sheep-To-Shawl Contest

From fluffy sheep to a beautiful new garment in a single afternoon! Watch three teams compete to win as they each attempt to spin and weave a single fleece into a wool shawl in just five hours.

11:00am - 4:00pm near the Didsbury Bandstand

Country Kickback!

Western Canada’s rural history comes to life during this his fun-filled salute to agriculture!

Don’t miss fascinating demonstrations including:

  • Threshing and baling with steam-powered machinery at our wheat field (weather permitting)
  • Wheat grinding & other demos at the small engine display with Engine Utopia
  • Needlepoint, quilting, tatting lace, rug making & other skills with the Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts
  • Cheer on your favourite antique in the slow tractor races & start competitions with Pioneer Acres!
  • NEW - Sheep to Shawl! New this year is a sheep shearing demonstration and a "sheep to shawl" competition on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Watch as groups face off in a challenging task to turn freshly sheared wool into a woven shawl by the end of the day!

If you like to get hands-on, don’t miss these amazing activities:

  • Pet the friendly farm critters provided by Butterfield Acres
  • Try making rope, or branding a barn board and take home a souvenir!
  • Churning butter & making ice cream (without a freezer!) – sampling is encouraged!
  • Grab a partner & spin them ‘round at the old-fashioned barn dance
  • Everyone loves the Kickback Challenge:
    Complete the four activities listed below, collect four stamps, and enter to win a $300 family prize pack, including a Heritage Park Family & Friends Annual Pass Plus!
    • Lassoing
    • Gymkhana
    • Egg Find
    • Bucket Brigade

Finally, get ready for some hand-clapping, foot-stopping fun with live entertainment provided by the Prairie Mountain Fiddlers, and Chinook Country Line Dancers! We'll see you there, pardner.

Threshing and Baling Demo

Pioneer Acres of Alberta is here to help bring in the wheat harvest! Watch as vintage farm equipment threshes and bales this year’s crop. Weather Dependant.

1:00pm - 3:00pm in our Wheat Field

Voyageur Relay

Test your Voyageur skills! How fast can you portage, paddle and set up camp?

1:30pm & 3:00pm in the HBC Fur Trading Fort

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

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.

11:15am and 3:30pm in the Railway Car Shop

Dairy Delights!

Where does butter come from? How was ice cream made before there we had freezers? Join us at the Burnside Ranch House to find out and enjoy a free sample when you help us make them.

Butter Making: 10:30am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm
Ice Cream Making: 11:30am & 2:45pm

Ranch Hand Activities

Think you have what it takes to work on a ranch? Try your hand at rope making or branding a barn board and take home a souvenir!

All day at the Burnside Ranch House

Saturday Sing-Along

Listen or join in singing some popular music from 1910.

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

Picnic on the Prairies

Enjoy the sights and smells of some traditional old fashioned picnic foods. Learn what was served at haverst community picnics. Pick up a recipe card to try at home!

10:00am - 2:00pm in the Livingston House, Burnside Ranch House & Rectory

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

 

Sheep Shearing Demonstration

Don’t miss this exciting live shearing demonstration! Learn why farmers shear sheep, shearing techniques and a little trade history.

10:30am - 11:00am near the Didsbury Bandstand

Bannock Making

Discover how bannock was made the Metis Fur Trading way!

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

Country Kickback

Western Canada’s rural history comes to life during this his fun-filled salute to agriculture!

Don’t miss fascinating demonstrations including:

  • Threshing and baling with steam-powered machinery at our wheat field (weather permitting)
  • Wheat grinding & other demos at the small engine display with Engine Utopia
  • Needlepoint, quilting, tatting lace, rug making & other skills with the Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts
  • Cheer on your favourite antique in the slow tractor races & start competitions with Pioneer Acres!
  • NEW - Sheep to Shawl! New this year is a sheep shearing demonstration and a "sheep to shawl" competition on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Watch as groups face off in a challenging task to turn freshly sheared wool into a woven shawl by the end of the day!

If you like to get hands-on, don’t miss these amazing activities:

  • Pet the friendly farm critters provided by Butterfield Acres
  • Try making rope, or branding a barn board and take home a souvenir!
  • Churning butter & making ice cream (without a freezer!) – sampling is encouraged!
  • Grab a partner & spin them ‘round at the old-fashioned barn dance
  • Everyone loves the Kickback Challenge:
    Complete the four activities listed below, collect four stamps, and enter to win a $300 family prize pack, including a Heritage Park Family & Friends Annual Pass Plus!
    • Lassoing
    • Gymkhana
    • Egg Find
    • Bucket Brigade

Finally, get ready for some hand-clapping, foot-stopping fun with live entertainment provided by the Prairie Mountain Fiddlers, and Chinook Country Line Dancers! We'll see you there, pardner.

Ranch Hand Activities

Think you have what it takes to work on a ranch? Try your hand at rope making or branding a barn board and take home a souvenir!

All day at the Burnside Ranch House

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 lat spike! Take a memorable one hour tour.

3:30pm in the Railway Car Shop

Dairy Delights!

Where does butter come from? How was ice cream made before there we had freezers? Join us at the Burnside Ranch House to find out and enjoy a free sample when you help us make them.

Butter Making: 10:30am, 1:45pm, 4:15pm
Ice Cream Making: 11:30am & 2:45pm

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

Farm Animal Petting Zoo

Stop by and give a cuddle to our little farm friends! Petting zoo provided by Butterfield Acres.

11:00am - 4:30pm beside Eugene Coste Park

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!

 

All About Nellie Tour

Delve into the life of Nellie McClung as a pioneering young girl, successful writer, women’s rights activist and mother.

2:00pm in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

Picnic on the Prairies

Enjoy the sights and smells of some traditional old fashioned picnic foods. Learn what was served at haverst community picnics. Pick up a recipe card to try at home!

10:00am - 2:00pm in the Livingston House, Burnside Ranch House & Rectory

Barn Dance

Stomp your feet and clap your hands! The Prairie Mountain Fiddlers play as you learn the Maple Leaf Stomp, square dance tunes and more! Saunter in anytime, watch or join in the dancing.

1:00pm - 3:00pm in the Canmore Opera 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

 

Heartbeat of the Blackfoot

Listen to the beat of the drum and learn about songs and dances of the Blackfoot First Nations.

1:00pm in the First Nations Encampment

Calligraphy Demonstration

Observe the fine art of calligraphy, courtesy of the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild. Take home a free souvenir bookmark!

10:00am - 4:00pm in the Traders Bank of Munson

Slow Tractor Races

No brakes allowed and no stalling! Cheer on these mechanical giants from Pioneer Acres.

11:00am and 12:0pm in the Rodeo Grounds

Weather dependant - Alt. Location: Gunn’s Dairy Barn

Threshing and Baling

Pioneer Acres of Alberta is here to help bring in the wheat harvest! Watch as vintage farm equipment threshes and bales this year’s crop. Weather Dependant.

1:00pm - 3:00pm in our Wheat Field

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

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

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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