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.


 

 

Vulcan Ice Cream Parlour

Until the 1930s, confectioneries and drugstores with soda jerks serving sundaes and ice cream were popular gathering places for teenagers. During the summer months these establishments could be busy until well past midnight...

 

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Wagon Rides

During the Park's summer season, wagon rides are available to our guests daily. The horse-drawn wagon rides are a relaxing way to gain an overview of the Historical Village.

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Wainwright Hotel

The Wainwright Hotel, moved from nearby Denwood to Wainwright, Alberta in 1908, was the focal point of the town's social activities, much as its Heritage Park replica is today. New settlers, farmers in town for the evening, itinerant doctors and theatre troupes all stayed at the hotel, whose elegant décor and furnishings were a striking improvement over the typical rustic prairie hotel...

 

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Webster House

After entrepreneurial businessmen set up sawmills, a new kind of house began to be seen in the towns and villages of the Prairies. Frame houses made of sawn lumber took much less time and effort to build than their predecessors. Instead of collecting logs or cutting sod, all the materials necessary for a frame house could be purchased at a lumber mill, usually for less than $1,000...

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Weedon School and Barn

The Weedon School is an excellent example of a one-room, multi-grade community school commonly found in villages and rural settings during the early days of the West. It was built in 1910 about 18 kilometres north of Cochrane, Alberta, by Mr. and Mrs. James Andison...

 

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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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