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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.


 

 

Shepard Station

Between 1901 and 1911, nearly a million immigrants arrived at Western Canadian train stations such as this one. For most, the train station would represent the end of a long, grueling journey and the start of a new life. However, it would remain a prominent fixture in their lives because it was at the train station that they would receive mail-order shipments and relatives joining them in the West...

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Shonts Grain Elevator

Grain elevators have been an integral part of the Western Canadian landscape for the past century, and this American invention took advantage of the fluid properties of grain and reduced the need for manual labour involved in moving and storing it. The grain elevator at Shonts, Alberta, 400 kilometres northeast of Calgary, was built in 1909 by the Security Elevator Co. of Winnipeg...

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Sod Shack

It is estimated that between 1900 and 1910, approximately one million sod houses were in use on the Prairies of North America. Upon their arrival on the Prairies, many settlers were dismayed to see that there were not enough large trees in the coulees to build a log cabin...

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St. Martin's Church

In 1888, Reverend Canon Henry Havelock-Smith arrived in the Pincher Creek area as a missionary for the Anglican Church. After forming his own mission in Lundbreck, Rev. Havelock-Smith began conducting services at the home of Colonel R.W. Elton at Grasmere, but by 1895 the churchgoers had started raising funds for the construction of their own church...

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St. Martin's Church Graveyard

The graves of Sam Livingston, one of Calgary's first settlers, and four men associated with the North West Mounted Police are depicted in this cemetery...

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Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley

Open Daily
​10am to 5pm


 

Historical Village

Historical Village

Open Daily
​10am to 5pm

 

Haskayne Mercantile Block

Gift Shops

Open Daily
10:00am - 6:00pm
 

Railway Cafe

Railway Cafe

Open Daily
9:45am - 5:00pm
 

Selkirk Grille

Selkirk Grille

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Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village

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

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