Journey of A Lifetime

January 23 - April 22, 2018
Gasoline Alley Museum

A train so powerful it pulled the nation forward

Journey of a Lifetime, presented by BMO Financial Group shares the stories of the people, places and triumphs involved in the westward migration of the early 20th century – the largest wave of immigration in Canadian history.   

The CP Railway united Canada as a nation, and no other rail car did more to settle the west than the Colonist car.

Heritage Park is home to one of the oldest, and last remaining Colonist cars in the country. While this 1905 wooden rail car is undergoing an onsite restoration, an immersive exhibit entitled Journey of a Lifetime will provide a compelling experience that draws parallels between the struggles of early settlers and those faced by new immigrants today.  

The Exhibit
The Journey of a Lifetime exhibit, open daily inside Gasoline Alley Museum, provides an opportunity for visitors to record and share their own immigration stories, to learn about BMO’s role in settling Western Canada and to delve deeper into this slice of Canadian history.

 

Celebrate the diversity and iron resolve of all who came to carve this mosaic which we call home.

 

Learn more about our colonist car

Resources for teachers
 

 


 

January 23 10:00 am - April 23, 4:00 pm

Gasoline Alley Museum

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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