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: July 24th, 2016

It's Not Just Knots

Practice the knots used to create Jewish prayer shawls. Discover the meaning of these intricate knots

11:00am - 3:00pm 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!

Jane's Story

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

All day in the Livingston House

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

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

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 2:30pm in the Hudson’s Bay Fur Trading Fort

Laundry Day

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

All day in the Nightingale Colony House

Carpentry in 1910

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

All day in 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

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

Guided Walking Tour

Join one of our friendly tour guides for an insightful and informative 30 minute walking  tour of the Historical Village.

Departing from the Midnapore Info Booth at 2:30pm

Patrol with the RNWMP

Go on patrol with a RNWMP Constable. Discover fun facts and learn how they helped shape the west.

1:00pm  at the Banff RNWMP Barracks

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

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

Tea at the Rectory

Listen in on the issues of the day as the ladies of town meet for tea and conversation.

2:30pm - 4:00pm in the Rectory

 

Voyageur Relay

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

10:30am - 12:30pm in the HBC Fur Trading Fort

Bannock Making

Discover how bannock was made the Metis Fur Trader way!

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

Join the Mounties

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

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

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

Farming in 1910

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

10:00am - 3:00pm in the Farm Implement Shed

Patrol with the RNWMP

Go on patrol with a RNWMP Constable. Discover fun facts and learn how they helped shape the west.

1:00pm  at the Banff RNWMP Barracks

 

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

 

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

Nursing in 1910

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

All day in the Cottage Hospital

Carpentry in 1910

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

All day in 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

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 2:30pm at the Berry Creek NWMP Post

Tales of the Yellow Otter Tipi

Learn about the significance of painted tipis, including the Yellow Otter Tipi, and discover what their symbols represent.

1:30pm and 3:00pm 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

Become A Voyageur

Are you ready to tackle the callenges of a real Voyageur? Learn all about the frontier trading lifestyle.

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

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

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.

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

Knot Today!

Hands-on history fun! Learn some easy knots used in farming.

All day at the Nightingale Colony House

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

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

Guided Walking Tour

Join one of our friendly tour guides for an insightful and informative 30 minute walking  tour of the Historical Village.

Departing from the Midnapore Info Booth at 2:30pm

Join us in the Famous 5 Gardens from 9:30am - 4:15pm for some lively country and swinging Dixieland tunes!

Performances by the 8-Note Dixieland Band and Prairie Mountain Fiddlers.

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Cheder Lesson

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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 2:30pm 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!

Butter Making

Try making butter the 1910 way! Stop by and enjoy pioneer games and stories all day.

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

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

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

Bannock Making

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

1:00pm in the Hudson's Bay Company 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

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!

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 - Eugene Coste Park

Scene 2: 11:00am - The Post Office

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

Scene 4: 12:00pm - Town Hall

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

Join the Mounties

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

11:00am and 2:30pm at the Berry Creek NWMP Post

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

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

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

Guided Walking Tour

Join one of our friendly tour guides for an insightful and informative 30 minute walking  tour of the Historical Village.

Departing from the Midnapore Info Booth at 2:30pm

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

Challah Braiding

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

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

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

 

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

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! Take a memorable one hour tour.

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

Voyageur Relay

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

1:30pm and 3:30pm in the HBC 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!

Butter Making

Try making butter the 1910 way! 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

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

 

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

 

Aboriginal Games

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

1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:00pm 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 - Wainwright Hotel

Scene 2:  11:00am  - Weedon School Yard

Scene 3:  11:30am  - Wainwright Hotel

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

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

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

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

Saturday Sing-Along

Listen or join in singing some popular music from 1910.

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

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

Bannock Making

Discover how bannock was made the Metis Fur Trading way!

1:00pm in the Hudson’s Bay Company 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

 

Heartbeat of the Blackfoot

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

1:30pm and 3:00pm 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 lat spike! Take a memorable one hour tour.

3:30pm in the Railway Car Shop

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

Street Theatre - The Investment Indy 5000

The Investment Indy 5000

The arrival of the automobile sparks fierce competition!

Scene 1:  10:30am  - Wainwright Hotel

Scene 2:  11:00am - Weedon School Yard

Scene 3:  11:30am - Wainwright Hotel

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

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

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.

12:30pm and 3:30pm in the Canmore Opera House

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

Ice Cream Making

Play old time outdoor games all day and help make ice cream at set times.

11:30am and 2:30pm in the Nightingale Colony 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

 

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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