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: June 26th, 2016

There are no activities for Monday.

Surveying the West

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

All day in the McVittie Cabin

 

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

 

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

 

Bannock Making

Discover how bannock was made the Metis Fur Trader 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

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 & 2:00pm  at the Berry Creek NWMP Post

 

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

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 2:30pm 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 and 1:30pm 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

Tales of the Yellow Otter Tipi

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

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

 

 

Join the Mounties

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

1:00pm and 2:30pm at the Berry Creek NWMP Post

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!

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.

1:00pm and 2:30pm in the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

Knot Today!

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

All day at the Nightingale Colony House

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

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 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 and 1:30pm in the First Nations Encampment

 

 

 

Voyageur Relay

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

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

Wood Stove Cuisine

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

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

Join the Mounties

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

11:00am and 2:00pm 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.

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

Butter Making

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

11:30am and 3:30pm in the Nightingale Colony 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

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

Dominion Day Parade

11:00 am - Our Dominion Day parade is back - with special guests!

  • The Military Museums
  • Calgary Police Service Pipe Band
  • Foothills Model T Ford Club
  • Steele’s Scouts Commemorative Militia Cavalry
  • 100th Anniversary of the Montefiore Institute
  • Calgary Firefighters Antique Group

Grab a spot along the parade route, including Main Street, Front Street, Prince Street and Lakeview Road.

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?

2:30pm in the HBC Fur Trading Fort

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

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

Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

Attend an official citizenship ceremony for 75 new Canadians. Following the ceremony celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday with cake!

12:00pm in the Celebration Tent

 

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

Try your hand at some all Canadian Games: Trivial Pursuit, table hockey, curling and crokinole.
Make crafts with us in the Family Gallery and more!

All day in Gasoline Alley Museum

Children's Crafts

Make a Canada windsock, Union Jack flag, summer butterfly or a happy Canadian beaver!

10:00am - 5:00pm in the Tent near Eugene Coste Park

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

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 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!

2:30pm and 4:00pm at the Berry Creek NWMP Post

Aboriginal Games

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

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

Live at the Wainwright

Join us on Lawn across from Wainwright Hotel!  Enjoy an upbeat performance by the Chinook Country Line Dancers at 12:30 pm. At 2:00 pm, be wowed by four-part harmonies of Rhythm of the Rockies.

(Rainy day location for Rhythm of the Rockies in the Celebration Tent)

Bandstand Entertainment

Don’t miss the Calgary Police Service Pipe Band, First Nations singing, drumming, and dancing, children’s magic show with Tristan Court, & music
and ventriloquism with Peter & Mary.

11:30am - 3:30pm in the Didsbury Bandstand

(Rainy day location in the Chautauqua Tent.)

Mini Chuckwagon Races

Cheer on the Alberta Miniature Chuckwagon Racing Association as they compete in the Heritage Park rodeo arena. 30 minutes.

2:00pm and 3:30pm in the Rodeo Grounds

Old-Fashioned Games

It’s time for a potato sack race, egg-in-spoon race, and three-legged race! Come join the fun.

12:00pm - 5:00pm in the Greenspace Near Eugene Coste Park

 

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.

10:45am & 3:30pm at the Railway Car Shop

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

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

Life as a Jewish Settler

Discover life in the Jewish settlement of Montefiore through fascinating stories and folk tales.

11:15, 12:15pm, 2:00pm and 3:00pm in the Montefiore Institute

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

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

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

Try your hand at some all Canadian Games: Trivial Pursuit, table hockey, curling and crokinole.
Make crafts with us in the Family Gallery and more!

All day 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

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

 

Bannock Making

Discover how bannock was made the Metis Fur Trading way!

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

Gasoline Alley Activities

Try your hand at some all Canadian Games: Trivial Pursuit, table hockey, curling and crokinole.
Make crafts with us in the Family Gallery and more!

All day 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

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

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

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

Sunday Service

Take part in an old fashioned church service,including hymns of the time. All denominations welcome.

30 minute service.

11:30am in St. Martin’s Anglican Church

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

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

 

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

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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