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Collections & Costuming

The Park’s historical collections are comprised of 50 000 artifacts, not including buildings and rolling stock, representing most aspects of a settler’s life in western Canada from the 1860s, 1880s, pre-1914 and then from the 1930s to 1950s. What makes this collection even more significant is that the public has donated virtually all of these items.

Each piece in the Park’s 13 000-item replica costume collection has been researched and created by the Park to ensure that all staff in public view are faithfully attired in respect to the historical era they represent.