What is Heritage Park?
Heritage Park is a living history museum in Calgary that connects people with the settlement of Western Canada. Heritage Park is a registered charity.
Heritage Park encompasses three main areas:
Heritage Park Historical Village
The Historical Village spans 127 acres, and depicts life as it was from the 1860s through the 1930s. Costumed interpreters help tell the story of the Canadian West, while guests can enjoy a variety of activities including steam train rides, a paddlewheeler boat and an antique midway. Heritage Park Historical Village is open seasonally (late May to mid October).
Gasoline Alley Museum
Gasoline Alley Museum is a two-level, indoor museum that tells the story of the automobile and features a rare collection of vintage vehicles, gasoline pumps, signage, and more. Gasoline Alley Museum is open year-round.
Heritage Town Square (free zone)
The Heritage Town Square area includes several unique shops, the Railway Cafe counter service restaurant and the upscale casual Selkirk Grille full service restaurant. This area is located outside the park gates and is a free zone; no park admission is required. Heritage Town Square is open year-round.
When the Historical Village is open, access to Gasoline Alley Museum is included in your admission rate.
Winter Season: October 15, 2019 through May 15, 2020
During the winter the Historical Village is closed, with the exception of our Ghouls' Night Out and Once Upon A Christmas events.
The shops of Heritage Town Square and Railway Cafe remain open daily; Gasoline Alley Museum and the Selkirk Grille are open Tuesday – Sunday.
Summer season: May 16 - September 7, 2020
In the summer, Heritage Park Historical Village is open daily from 10am to 5pm. The Historical Village is made up of three distinct areas:
- 1860s Fur Trading Fort and First Nations Encampment
- 1880s Pre-railway Settlement
- c.1910 Prairie Railway Town
At Heritage Park Historical Village, you can:
• Hop on a horsedrawn wagon ride and tour the park
• Sail aboard the S.S. Moyie paddlewheeler on the Glenmore Reservoir
• Ride the rails on an authentic, antique steam train
• Go for a spin on the antique midway
and so much more!
Gasoline Alley Museum is also open daily during the summer months.