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.


 

 

Barons Snooker Parlour

"Doc" Mendenhall, his brother-in-law, Walter Hatfield, and Augustus Clay, bought a lot from the railway land agent in Barons, Alberta, and built Barons Snooker Parlour in 1910. While pool halls had a bad reputation with temperance-minded folk in those days, they were a popular place for men to spend their leisure time...

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Berry Creek North West Mounted Police Barracks

This NWMP outpost was built 145 kilometres east of Calgary in June 1905 to prevent horse rustling, possibly by the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang of Montana. The outpost was donated to Heritage Park by Harold Forster Industries Ltd. in 1977...

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Black's Jewellery Store

David Ernest Black, arrived in Calgary in 1903 at the age of 23 with 75 cents in his pocket, determined to find work in Alberta's boom town. Black had apprenticed in Pembroke, Ontario in a watch repair shop, and Louis Henry Doll soon hired him as a watch repairman...

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Botsford Harness Shop

In the newly settled villages of the Canadian Prairies, one of the first businesses to open was a harness shop. Everybody needed tack for their horses or oxen, and saddles, yokes, horse collars and harnesses were always in high demand...

 

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Bowell Station

On the Prairies, the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway proceeded so quickly that the station builders were frequently unable to keep up. They used portable structures, such as this one, as temporary stations for the hamlets, villages and towns on the line...

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Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley

Open Tues - Sun
10:00am - 4:00pm


 

Historical Village

Historical Village

Closed for the winter season

 

Haskayne Mercantile Block

Gift Shops

Open Daily
11:00am - 5:00pm
 

Railway Cafe

Railway Cafe

Open Daily
10:00am - 4:00pm
 

Selkirk Grille

Selkirk Grille

Open Tues - Sun
Lunch & Dinner


Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village

1900 Heritage Dr. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta
T2V 2X3
Canada

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