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Museums & Historic Sites Culture, Heritage & Arts

Delve into the past at one of Alberta’s hundreds of museums and historic sites. Rewind 250 years to experience the beginning of the fur trade. Relive the adventures of the cowboys and pioneers at an original 1882 ranch. Learn the history of coal mining and climb the last wooden tipple in Canada. See how the Ukrainian settlers preserved their roots. Step back 8,000 years to the time of the Plains Indians and trace their history at sites older than Stonehenge. Now take a really big jump back 75 million years to the time of the dinosaurs and see one of the largest collections of dinosaur skeletons in the world.
Phillip J Currie Dinosaur Museum Wembley
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
Glenbow Museum Calgary
Glenbow Museum in downtown Calgary

Industrial finds unearth palaeontological past

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Visitors will explore the personal stories and exceptional specimens that have been discovered as a result of the Museum’s collaboration with numerous industries such as housing and road construction, mining, wind turbine development, and oil and gas.

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Remington Carriage Museum

Cardston, Alberta
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Located in the rolling foothills of southern Alberta, the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston provides visitors with an authentic experience with 19th and early 20th century horse-drawn transportation. The Museum houses the largest collection of horse drawn vehicles in North America with over 270 carriages, buggies, wagons and sleighs.

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Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre

Leduc, Alberta
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On a farm southwest of Edmonton in 1947, a huge oil discovery at Leduc #1 made news around the world. It was the beginning of Western Canada’s modern oil industry. What does it take to be a “roughneck” (drilling rig worker) and go in search of oil? How do you discover, drill and pump oil from the ground? This national historic site reveals all. Outside the Leduc #1 Energy Discovery Centre, you can examine drilling rigs and vehicles used in oil exploration. A café, gift shop, camping and caravan Park are all available on site.

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Cave and Basin National Historic Site

Banff, Alberta
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The Cave and Basin National Historic Site commemorates the birthplace of Canada's National Parks, which all began here in 1885 after the discovery of the hot springs. Visit the Cave to see where it all began, or take a Discovery Tour and learn more about the history and culture about this special place.

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Glacier National Park & The Canadian Rockies

From Calgary, travel to Waterton Lakes National Park, enter Montana through Glacier National Park. Re-enter Canada and visit British Columbia before heading on to Alberta for 2-night stays in both Banff and Jasper National Parks.

Expires: 2017-09-17
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