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.


 

 

Eugene Coste Park

Since 1912, Eugene Coste has been known as the man who brought natural gas to Calgary. His 16-inch diameter pipeline stretched from his productive well at Bow Island to Calgary, and it was the longest pipeline of that type in the world...

 

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Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women

Heritage Park's newest exhibit, which tells the story of influential women in Canadian history. This replica of Nellie McClung’s home will be used to share the stories of the famous 5 group of Albertan women and other women in Canadian History.

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Farm Implement Shed

The Equipment Shed is where the Park stores antique farming equipment and machinery. Since farmers used their equipment based on seasonal needs, having a facility to store the various types of equipment was important...

 

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Ferris Wheel

The great Ferris wheel featured at the Chicago World’s Columbian Exhibition in 1893 was designed by bridge engineer G.W.G. Ferris. W.E. Sullivan, a young bridge engineer from Roodhouse, Illinois, was so impressed by Ferris' invention that he and machinist J.H. Clements developed a smaller wheel incorporating open buggy seats in 1900. When the Eli Bridge Company was formed in 1903, Sullivan's investors insisted that he use that name so they could go back to making bridges when the silly Ferris wheel fad was over...

 

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Finnish Sauna

Sylvester Saha immigrated to Canada from Finland in the spring of 1902, and built a house near Sylvan Lake, then known as Snake Lake, next to his brother's home. In order to have some of the traditional comforts of his home country, Sylvester built this sauna for his family...

 

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Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley

Open Daily
10:00am - 5:00pm


 

Historical Village

Historical Village

Open Weekends Only Sept. 5 - Oct. 9, 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm

Heritage Park Historical Village is now closed on weekdays (excluding Thanksgiving Monday).

 

Haskayne Mercantile Block

Gift Shops

Open Daily
10:00am - 6:00pm
 

Railway Cafe

Railway Cafe

Open Daily
10:00am - 5:00pm
 

Selkirk Grille

Selkirk Grille

Open Daily for Lunch
Open Tuesday - Sunday 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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