On September 15 the Government of Alberta announced public safety measures requiring new restrictions and regulations. Heritage Park has worked diligently to enact the new measures and adjust our operations for the safety of our guests, employees and volunteers.
Heritage Park has implemented the Restriction Exemption Program
as mandated by the City of Calgary Vaccine Passport Bylaw 65M2021
What does this mean for our guests?
Mandatory masking and physical distancing:
- Guests are required to continue to follow the indoor mandatory mask mandate. This includes inside exhibits, Gasoline Alley Museum, all dining establishments, retail locations, Administration building and washrooms.
- Guests are required to wear masks on Heritage Park’s train, wagon rides and service bus.
- We recommend wearing a mask when in crowded areas as well, such as on the midway or in lines.
- Guests outdoors must maintain 2 metres distancing between households or 2 close contacts for those living alone.
- Physical distancing is mandatory in all indoor public spaces. This includes inside exhibits, Gasoline Alley Museum, all dining establishments, retail locations, Administration building and washrooms. including Gasoline Alley Museum.
Restrictions Exemption Program
Heritage Park will require all Members and Guests aged 12 and over to provide proof of vaccination (those aged 18 and older must also provide ID) in the following areas:
- At the front admissions gate to enter the Historical Village (guests will not have to show proof again at any venue inside the Historical Village)
- At the admissions desk in Gasoline Alley Museum, to enter the museum
- At the front reception area of the Selkirk restaurant, to dine indoors or on the patio, and at the Wainwright Hotel for the Homestyle Breakfast.
- At the till in the Railway Cafe and Harvey's Confectionery if choosing to dine inside
- This Restrictions Exemption Program also applies to guests arriving at any Heritage Park ticketed event and adult education workshop, as we currently have no way of asking for this documentation when guests book tickets online.
- Private event organizers will receive additional information on requirements for their guests and events. This applies to private event bookings, such as banquets, meetings and weddings.
- Exception: The Haskayne Mercantile Block retail shops located in Heritage Town Square will operate at 1/3 capacity, therefore the Restrictions Exemption Program will not apply to guests shopping.
- Exception: School Group and Discovery Days bookings do not require any students in attendance to show proof of vaccines. Attending teachers, supervisors and parents will need to show proof of vaccine. Masks are mandatory in indoor locations for those aged two and older.
Proof of Vaccine
- Show proof of vaccination
- partial vaccination (one dose) accepted September 20 to October 25 if received 2 weeks before time of service
- full vaccination (two doses) required after October 25
- Proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service (tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories not allowed)
- Documentation of a medical exemption
Proof Of Identity
The following are acceptable forms of ID:
- Birth Certificate
- Driver’s license
- Government-issued ID (Alberta or other), including a health card
- Metis card, Treaty Card, Inuit Status Card
- Permanent Resident Card
*Note: Photo ID is not required
Our top priority at Heritage Park is the health and safety of our guests, our employees and our volunteers. We are committed to providing a safe experience for everyone at the Park and continue to provide enhanced cleaning, additional hand sanitizer stations and mask mandates for all of our guest facing staff. We thank you for your ongoing support of Heritage Park and for your continued respect towards Heritage Park staff and guests as we navigate these changes together. For more information please visit the Government of Alberta website.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to Heritage Park?
Heritage Park is accessible by car, bike path and bus.
Calgary Transit has several routes that you can take to Heritage Park, including MAX Yellow, MAX Teal, Route 20, and the Heritage Park shuttle route 502. Visit http://www.calgarytransit.com/ for more information
Can I still shop at Heritage Park?
Yes, retail stores located inside the historical village are open on weekends until October 11. Retail stores located in Heritage Town Square are open daily.
Can I order food from the Selkirk restaurant?
The Selkirk is open for both indoor and outdoor dining. Takeout is still available. See the menu >>
Do I have to wear a mask?
Guests are required to wear masks in all indoor locations and on the train, horse-drawn wagon rides and shuttle bus until the province lifts the mask mandate.
When is the Historical Village open?
The Historical Village is open on weekends and Thanksgiving Monday, from 10am-5pm, until October 11.
Will the Park Lane Antique Portrait Studio be operating this year?
Our Park Lane Portrait studio is open weekends with bookings available every half hour from 10am-4:30pm.
Walk-ins are welcome and pre-booking is not necessary, however, we encourage guests to book in advance to secure their time slot.
Please email [email protected] or call (403) 268-8640 to book your session time.
When does Gasoline Alley Museum re-open?
Gasoline Alley Museum is open daily and included with regular Heritage Park admission on weekends, and reduced admission during the week.
How can I support Heritage Park during this time?
As a registered charity, Heritage Park is gratefully accepting donations at www.heritagepark.ca/donate
I have further questions. How do I contact Heritage Park?
Please call us at (403) 268-8500 between 8:30am and 4:30pm. You can also reach us at [email protected].
Where do I go to get my Annual Membership photo?
We will not be issuing annual membership photos this year. All new membership cards will have a member name and and membership number only.
Can I make purchases with cash?
Yes you can.
Can I eat at the Wainwright Hotel?
Yes, the Wainwright Hotel is open on weekends until October 11. The Homestyle Breakfast in the hotel returns on October 17.
Are pets allowed?
Pets are not permitted inside the Historical Village. This is for the safety of our horses and livestock.
Do you have scooters, strollers or wheelchairs for rent?
We do not have scooter, stroller or wheelchair rentals, however we do provide a courtesy bus for mobility challenged guests. If you require the bus, please ask our front gate staff to call the bus for you upon your arrival. The bus picks up and drops off in front of the Railway Cafe.
Can I bring in my own food?
You are welcome to bring in your own food. Heritage Park has plenty of picnic tables and green space throughout the Park. You are not permitted to bring in alcohol.