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COVID-19 Updates

Reopening Update

Great news! From June 17 - 21 & 24 your Gasoline Alley Museum admission will include walkthrough access to the Historical Village. No buildings and attractions will be open at this time. Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Then, beginning June 27th, the Historical Village will open, including select buildings and attractions. Admission must be purchased at for a specific timeslot. Annual Pass holders will have an exclusive day on June 26 to explore the Historical Village as well.

All guests, including Annual Pass holders, looking to visit the Park please book your timed entry ticket online. Tickets must be purchased/reserved in advance.

Stay tuned as more details will be available soon. We look forward to welcoming you back!


June 3, 2020

Gasoline Alley Museum is now open! We look forward to welcoming you Wednesday - Sunday, 10am to 5pm.


We have moved to an online-only ticketing solution. Guests must purchase admission online, selecting the date and time of their visit. Walk-up purchases will not be available.

Annual pass holders will also be required to reserve a time slot through the online ticketing system. No additional payment will be required; you will enter your annual pass number during the checkout process. 

The Family Gallery play area will be closed, but guests can enjoy a new interactive build-a-story activity, developed for individual families.

Restaurants and Shops

Our curbside pickup program, offering items from Selkirk Grille and Alberta Bakery, will continue to be offered for the convenience of our guests. The Haskayne Mercantile block shops and Railway Cafe (takeout only) are also open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

We are aiming to open some aspects of the Historical Village at a later date. 

Heritage Park is a registered charity, and we are grateful for your support! We look forward to seeing you soon. 


May 22, 2020

Phased Reopening

We are pleased to announce the beginning of our phased opening of Heritage Park. 

Starting Wednesday, May 27th, the shops in the Haskayne Mercantile Block will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. These include the Corner Emporium, Plaza Mercantile, Switzer’s and the Toy Shoppe. 

Gasoline Alley Museum and the Railway Café are targeted to open on Wednesday, June 3 at 10 a.m. The Museum and Café will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5p.m.

We are aiming to open some aspects of the Historical Village at a later date. 

Due to COVID-19, our operations will look slightly different to our guests. Capacity in the shops and museum will be limited, and the Railway Café will only offer take-out window service for the time being.

Enhanced Measures
The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. Heritage Park commits to: 

  • Maintaining a diligent cleaning schedule including the disinfecting and sanitization of all surfaces, especially in high traffic areas 
  • Wiping down and disinfecting surfaces 
  • Providing increased access to hand sanitizer 
  • Encouraging all staff and guests to stay home and away from others if feeling unwell
  • Maintaining physical distancing requirements of 2 meters 
  • Having staff wear face masks, where possible

Our curbside pickup program, offering items from Selkirk Grille and Alberta Bakery, will continue to be offered for the convenience of our guests.  

We look forward to welcoming you back to Heritage Park and will keep you informed of future programs and openings. 


May 8, 2020

Recent months have been a trying time for everyone as we all work to flatten the curve and reduce the impact of COVID-19. Heritage Park would like to recognize the efforts of all the front line workers in caring for those in need, while continuing to provide necessary services in a safe and responsible manner.
As a result of social distancing efforts to date, the Province has announced a relaunch plan that will see Alberta begin to re-open with a phased approach should certain criteria be reached. Stage One of this relaunch program includes the ability of museums, such as Heritage Park, to re-open as early as May 14, should organizations feel comfortable doing so.
Heritage Park is working with the information and guidelines at hand to determine how and when we will be able to open certain aspects of the Park. At this point in time it has been decided that May 14th is too soon for the Park to open with a safe and responsible experience for all guests and staff.
We are currently targeting a late May opening for our Haskayne Mercantile Block Plaza Shops, followed by an early June opening for Gasoline Alley Museum. We know that with the arrival of spring many of you are eagerly anticipating the Park to open its doors and welcome you back, and we will continue to provide updates as more details are confirmed. 
In the meantime, please continue to enjoy our delicious Alberta Bakery treats and Selkirk Grille offerings through our curbside pickup program and engage with us digitally through our social media channels and our email newsletter. If you would like to help support the long-term sustainability of Heritage Park, please consider making a charitable donation as well.
Stay safe, stay healthy and we look forward to seeing you in person, yet socially distant, soon.

April 15, 2020

Curbside pickup is now here!

Starting this Friday, April 17, Calgarians will be able to take home a piece of Heritage Park—an ooey, gooey, cinnamon-scented, cream cheese icing slathered piece! Curbside pickup is available for select bakery items from Heritage Park’s Alberta Bakery, along with lunch and dinner items from the Selkirk Grille restaurant.

Curbside pickup will be available Fridays from 2pm to 7pm and Saturdays from 10am to 7pm. 

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March 30, 2020

In an ongoing effort to flatten the curve and reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our healthcare system, Heritage Park will remain closed to the public, and the cancellation of private and ticketed events will continue until further notice. 

As a registered charity, this ongoing closure deeply impacts the long-term sustainability of the Park.  In response, Heritage Park’s Board and Senior Management Team have developed a short-term plan to reduce and contain costs. This plan includes temporary lay-offs of employees, mandated vacation time usage, and other temporary arrangements. This decision was made after long and careful consideration.

Although our doors are closed to the public until further notice, select staff are still on hand taking care of our animals and protecting our valuable exhibits and artifacts. As the caretakers of our priceless western Canadian history we are taking every measure to ensure we continue to protect and maintain our assets during this unprecedented time. Our goal is to be ready to re-open to the public as soon as circumstances allow, and to be here for future generations. 

If you would like to help support the long-term sustainability of Heritage Park, please consider making a charitable donation.

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March 16, 2020

Effective immediately, Heritage Park will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

This includes Gasoline Alley Museum, the Wainwright Hotel, Railway Cafe, the Selkirk Grille and all retail shops. Please note this also includes our parking lots and Heritage Town Square plaza.

This closure also includes the cancellation or postponement of all private bookings, public events, ticketed and food related events until further notice.

If you have questions about your private event booking, please contact our Catering & Sales team at

Heritage Park staff have been continually monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 virus and closely adhering to the advice and guidelines provided by Alberta Health Services and the Public Health Agency of Canada. In light of the most recent information surrounding this unprecedented situation, the decision was made to close temporarily, with the wellbeing of our guests, staff, volunteers and community in mind. 

Heritage Park is a charity that relies on support from the community and its stakeholders to remain open and operating.This decision to close was not made lightly.  We would encourage our guests to postpone their private events to a later date, as opposed to cancelling. We also encourage current ticketed event holders to hang onto their tickets to use at a future 2020 event, (when applicable) and will offer them first pick on the new date of their choice. 

Ticket holders may also choose to donate the value of their tickets to Heritage Park instead of seeking a refund. Unfortunately we are unable to issue tax receipts for this purpose.

Heritage Park’s administrative offices will remain open at a reduced capacity, and staff are available to answer any questions or concerns guests may have. We will be contacting all current ticket holders and event planners to discuss re-booking or refunds.  

As the situation continues to evolve, Heritage Park will update any changes to this information. We look forward to reopening our gates as soon as possible and welcoming everyone back to the Park. Please stay safe and we can all get through these extraordinary times together.