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Heritage Park Historical Village opens for the season on May 21, 2022.

Check out our What's new page for everything that is new at the Park for 2022.

Heritage Park Historical Village is opening on May 21 for the 2022 season. The Village features Canada’s largest collection of historic buildings, which includes 183 buildings and structures, 55,000 historic artifacts and 17,000 authentic costumes – all brought to life by hundreds of employees and volunteers to create one of the most unique immersive experiences in North America. 

The Veterinary practice – new for this year – creates the feel and setting of a working tur of the century veterinary clinic. See how vets plied their trade without the modern comforts of today and learn about the impact they had on the agricultural history of western Canada. 

Prospect Ridge will be fully activated this year, including panning for gold and experiencing an authentic coal mine. The discovery zone and Innovation crossing help explore the history of energy with kid-focused energy experiences, interactive exhibits and fun activities. 

Heritage Park is pleased to partner with Driftscape to launch a wayfinding app, making it easier for guests to move around the park and experience all of the exhibits as well as shopping and food options available.

Bart the donkey has welcomed more than 50 of his friends to come to the farm this year. That’s double the number of friends than he usually has at the 8-acre farm, so he’s really excited to introduce you to everyone!

Our Indigenous programming is being expanded throughout the summer, including two special performances on National Indigenous Peoples Day of New Blood: A Story of Reconciliation, the story of a residential school survivor told through interpretive dance and set to the music of Peter Gabriel. In the encampment area, guests can visit daily with members of Treaty 7 telling their own stories and culture, including tipi raising, hunting techniques, games and stories.

And every day a street theatre troupe will recreate a Sports Day from time past, including lacrosse games, bocce ball, croquet and traditional Indigenous games. 

Of course, all your favourites are back as well! Ride aboard our 120-ton steam locomotive along its 1.3km loop track, and explore Heritage Park's 30-piece collection of historic locomotives, coaches, flatcars, boxcars, cattle cars and other rail artifacts, all built between 1882 and 1949. The S.S. Moyie steamship will sail eight times daily, giving stunning views of the Glenmore Reservoir, downtown Calgary and the Rocky Mountains

Captain's Cruises are back! Drinks, food, music? Experience the reservoir from a different perspective – it’s the perfect date night experience!

Music in the Plaza also returns every Wednesday evening in July and August, your favourite local artists will be performing at the Engineered Air Bandstand; arrive early to get a patio seat at the Selkirk restaurant. 

We buffed up our $10 million collection of priceless antiques in Gasoline Alley. The collection ranges from the 1920’s to the 1950’s and they’re ready to shine!

Feed your sweet tooth with 18 flavours of ice cream at Harvey’s Confectionary and take something home with Calgary’s best selection of candy all in one place. And when you’re done at Harvey’s visit the other shops in the plaza, and get some of the most unique toys at the Toy Shoppe and some amazing local artisan creations. 

Heritage Park has implemented the Restrictions Exemption Program. For more information visit our COVID-19 Information page