Return to the golden age of the automobile at Gasoline Alley Museum. Boasting one of the world's largest public collections of antique vehicles and oil and gas-related artifacts, this expansive three-story museum brings auto history from the turn of the 20th century to the 1950s to life. Immerse yourself in a bustling street scene, enjoy a blast from the past with a display of a vintage drive-in movie, and enjoy some family fun and crafts in the Family Gallery! The Rules of the Road portion of the Family Gallery in Gasoline Alley Museum will close on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, as we make renovations. The other portion of the Family Galley will remain open. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown
Gasoline Alley Museum welcomes a new exhibit from Jan. 14 - April 30, 2023; We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown! Bring your family and come learn about Chinese history on the prairies through art and imagination, discover fictional stories written by members of the Chinese community and explore two iterations of Chinatown in Calgary.
Heritage Park is honored to partner with Lougheed House, the original creators of the exhibit, and host the Chinatown exhibit to tell the diverse stories of the Chinese community in early Western Canadian history.
Gasoline Alley Museum features Canada's largest collection of restored gas pumps, and one of the largest collections of restored trucks, on display in the lower showroom. Discover the tales of Alberta's most notorious whiskey runner, the first car in Alberta, the dirty thirties, and much more. It's not just for car buffs - it is an exciting pit stop for guests of all ages.
Local businessman Ron Carey generously donated the items to Heritage Park so that they could be put on display for public enjoyment while being properly maintained. The artifacts displayed at the museum date from the turn of the 20th century to the 1950s and include vintage vehicles, unique gasoline pumps, and many products and signage from a host of petroleum companies. Most of the items on display in Gasoline Alley Museum were painstakingly restored by Mr. Carey and his staff.