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Canadian Culture Culture, Heritage & Arts

Want the quintessential Canadian experience? Start by hiking to a striking blue glacier lake with a picnic lunch of smoked trout and butter tarts. Then learn to ice skate while kids who just learned to walk do circles around you. And make sure to tell everyone about that one time you went camping and saw a grizzly bear and a moose hanging out. • Only here: Watch a re-enactment of early horseback prowess with Fort Macleod’s Northwest Mounted Police Musical Ride. • Try it: There’s no experience required to get super-Canadian in an Alberta winter. Snowshoe nearly anywhere in the province, road trip through glacier country and finish with a game meat charcuterie board and local brew by a crackling fire. 

Clay Risen from the New York Times writes about the sudden popularity of all kinds of whiskey on both sides of the Canadian-American border that is driving a rapid expansion among Canadian distillers. Clay speaks to Davin de Kergommeaux, a whiskey writer in Ottawa, about the change in the spirit industry in Canada.

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Canadian Culture Lake Louise

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Canadian Culture Banff

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Leighton Art Centre is where art and nature come together in Southern Alberta’s Foothills. More than just a unique historic home once owned by a pair of renowned artists, it's a vibrant and open space for creativity, inspiring all who visit to explore, appreciate and create. In 2012, Barbara Leighton - a woman who lived and unconventional life and the Centre's founder - was posthumously honoured as one of '100 Outstanding Albertans' in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. Her legacy is a beautiful one indeed.

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Stay a Night & See a Sight - Drumheller

Take your family on a road trip to the Canadian Badlands, and learn something while you're at it! This package includes overnight accommodation at select hotels in Drumheller and family admission pass to Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site. Restrictions apply.

Expires: 2018-09-30
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Warehouse Tours

Guided tours of the Reynolds Alberta Museum's warehouse provide an exciting look at hidden gems in the museum’s collection. This 75 minute tour is offered daily beginning July, ending August 31, 2018, includes transportation and aviation quadrants. The tour focuses on "made in Canada". Age 12+. No wheelchair access.

Expires: 2018-09-30
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Groom a Horse

The Groom a Horse program is a V.I.P experience for all ages. The participant will learn how to groom and saddle a horse in preparation for the Fort’s famous Musical Ride. Inspect the troops of the Fort’s Mounted Patrol. Valid July & August.

Expires: 2018-08-25
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Attractions

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Lac Cardinal Regional Pioneer Village Museum

Grimshaw, Alberta

The Lac Cardinal Pioneer Village Museum is representative of life in the 1920s to 1940s. The Village includes: an authentic farm site with antique equipment, furnished houses, hall, bakery, Municipal Office, church, school, blacksmith shop, general store and a fire hall. A replica train station serves as the main office and gift shop.Amenities include: Wheel chairs accessible public washrooms, guided tours, gift shop, camping. We are open from May long to September long weekend from Thursday to Monday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Stony Plain and Parkland Pioneer Museum

Stony Plain, Alberta
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Visit small town Alberta in the past through 23 buildings on 14 acres and over 10,000 artifacts. Enjoy the heritage village, farm machinery displays, indoor street scene with touch screen information stations, and more exhibits being added all the time. Enjoy lunch at the Tea House, open Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer. Open for Canada Day celebrations.

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Millet Museum, Archives and Visitor Information Centre

Millet, Alberta

The ever-changing, award winning, Millet and District Museum, Archives and Visitor Information Centre (VIC) is located on the west side of Highway 2A at the north end of the Town of Millet, which is about 40 minutes south of Alberta's capital, Edmonton. Open year round in The Prettiest Town in Alberta, the official and accredited Travel Alberta community VIC has well trained travel counsellors to assist with travels within the community and the province of Alberta. We provide free Wifi, a small gift shop with locally made crafts as well as over 3,000 sq ft of museum displays.

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2019 World Men's Curling Championship

Lethbridge, Alberta
2019-03-30 To 2019-04-07 MST

The 2019 World Men’s Curling Championship will be played at the ENMAX Centre in Lethbridge, from March 30-April 7, hosted by Curling Canada and the World Curling Federation. A total of 13 Member Associations will compete in Lethbridge — the second year of a 13-team format. Teams will qualify through the Pacific-Asia, Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships, Americas Challenge and World Qualification Event. Berths will be distributed in the following manner:• Two Americas Zone (including host Canada) *• Two Pacific-Asia Zone *• Eight European Zone *• Two from World Qualification Event• * The zone with the lowest-placed team at the previous World Curling Championship loses one guaranteed berth. Canada will be represented by the winner of the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier. The action off the ice will be just as hot, as the rollicking party known as the World Famous Patch will be a short walk from the rink to the Servus Sports Centre. Along with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the athletes, the Patch will offer live music, dancing, drinks and food, as well as interactive activities for the entire family.

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Crowsnest Community Market

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
2018-10-06 To 2018-10-06 MST

Join us at the Gazebo park in downtown Blairmore, Alberta for a special Saturday Fall Market. We are an outdoor market typically running Thursday evening from June 28-Sept 6 but are hosting an extra special market to celebrate fall. We strive to create a community gather that features a variety of food, crafts, artisans, music and entertainment and more! Its a great place to come, spend the day and enjoy all our community has to offer! If you are a vendor wanting to join us, our vendor applications are now posted on our website.

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Music in the Plaza

Calgary, Alberta
2018-07-04 To 2018-07-04 MST | Show All Dates

Music in the Plaza is back for another summer season, bigger and better than ever! Rain or shine, Heritage Park presents an evening of outstanding FREE music every Wednesday throughout July and August. Once again, the Stampede Talent Search will partner with Heritage Park to provide a weekly opening act. The featured acts are selected from among Western Canada’s finest up and coming artists, and range from roots to rockabilly, orchestral to indie and everything in between. Performances are free of charge and take place before the Park gate in Heritage Town Square. If raining, concerts will be held inside Gasoline Alley Museum. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic or dine on the patio of the Selkirk Grille while enjoying two hours of live music. Heritage Park’s Railway Café offers a variety of sandwiches, bakery items and drinks (perfect for picnics). The unique shops of the Haskayne Mercantile Block will remain open and the Selkirk Grille’s patio is the perfect place to enjoy a frosty beverage, fine food and fabulous music.

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