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Culture, Heritage & Arts

Get here and you’ll see. The arts and culture scene in Alberta is booming. Dance, theatre, music, and history – it’s never been bigger or bolder. Now’s the time live it. • Full circle: Recorded human history goes way back in Alberta. Start at the beginning with First Nations history at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park. Then, work your way to now with a tour of the Legislature Building. • Learn it: Public art and sculptures abound in Alberta’s cities. Decode their allegories with official city guides or a local who knows their stuff.

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Fort Chipewyan Bicentennial Museum

Fort Chipewyan, Alberta

This museum in Fort Chipewyan is an exact replica of the 1870s Hudson's Bay store and contains historical artifacts from the fur trade, historical photographs and other unique items.

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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

Banff, Alberta
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The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum is dedicated to the appreciation, interpretation, demonstration and display of the cultures, traditions, and values of the First Nations of North America and their trading partners. The museum seeks to show how the people of this land lived and adapted to their surroundings and each other prior to contact with European culture, and how they continued to adapt after European influences. The Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum provides a link between the past and the present...demonstrating that aboriginal arts and culture is alive and flourishing today!

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Trochu and District Museum

Trochu, Alberta
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Trochu and District Museum celebrates the history and culture of a small prairie town that was started by French cavalrymen led by Armand Trochu. An influx of British, Finnish, German and Chinese settlers added to this multicultural community. Exhibits also feature history of farming, coal mining, schools, St. Mary's hospital and convent, the world wars, sports, and a 2010 Vancouver Olympics podium. It also has an archives (history books, newspapers, school registers, etc.) to search your family roots and serves as a Visitor Information Centre. Murals and historical markers can be found around downtown Trochu and along walking paths.

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