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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. 

Feeling invigorated and inspired by the Calgary Made It package at Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown. Ideas to explore Calgary beyond what you may have come to expect. Reminded that travel doesn’t have to take you across the world to show you something new, to energize you, to give you a new experience.

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Canadian Culture Banff

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Canadian Culture Lake Louise

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Piksun, the Buffalo Jump

Visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a World Heritage Site to immerse yourself in a 3-hour Indigenous cultural experience. It will take you back in time to learn the basics of buffalo hunting. Cost: $40 includes admission and program free. Valid on Mondays and Fridays in July and August. Restrictions apply.

Expires: 2018-08-31
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Stay a Night & See a Sight - Medicine Hat

Before you embark on this road trip, ensure you’re properly fueled for a day of exploring in Medicine Hat. This package includes overnight accommodation and family admission to Medalta Historic Clay District where you can learn in an industrial museum, ceramic arts facility, and art gallery. Restrictions apply.

Expires: 2018-09-30
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Ales on Rails

Come taste a part of Alberta - local ingredients with an Alberta story. Discover why Alberta has become the 'brewmaster province'. Aspen Crossing Railway’s Ales on Rails proudly features Origin Malting & Brewing Ltd. Enjoy a true grain-to-glass experience on rails, with traceability back to a 5th generation family farm.

Expires: 2018-09-01
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Wild West Gallery

Wetaskiwin, Alberta

A gallery with collections of quality vintage cowboy memorobilia and First Nations beadwork. A large variety of spectacular gifts! Located in central Alberta just east of the world famous Canadian Rocky Mountains.

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RCMP Centennial Celebration Museum

Fairview, Alberta

This museum was the original RCMP detachment showing RCMP history and regalia from Members in area dating from 1929. There is WWI veteran artifacts and historic pictures, early hospital equipment from the 30’s and 40’s on display, photos of all members of Alberta’s first Legislative Assembly in 1905. Also there are handicrafts, native bead work, photo albums and scrapbooks completed by early residents of the area, a variety of sewing machines, musical instruments, spinning wheels, cameras and an impressive collection of vintage clothing. Open weekly May to September, from Tuesday to Saturday 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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McAlister Motors Museum

Big Valley, Alberta

McAlister's Motors houses many interesting artifacts as well as vintage autos and tractors. In 1932, Bert McAlister purchased the land on Railway Avenue where McAlister Motors now sits. The same year, he purchased and moved the Fraser's Men's Wear Shop building from its Main Street location to the land. This was the start of McAlister Motors, a garage and Ford dealership. Over the years, the building continued to be used as a garage and then as a base for a trucking firm.

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Rock'n Red Deer Super Run 2018

Red Deer, Alberta
2018-07-30 To 2018-08-05 MST

Rock’n Red Deer Super Run 2018 is a weeklong celebration of the cars, music, and culture of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s held in Red Deer, Alberta. Week long events include daily cruises to area sites of interest around Central Alberta. Friday evening there is an open downtown cruise event reminiscent of American Graffiti. All of this culminates in a Fantastic display of more than 750 hot rods, custom cars, classic vehicles and trucks on Saturday and Sunday in a car show with vendors and food outlets at the Westerner Grounds. Saturday evening the participants enjoy a fabulous AAA Alberta beef dinner, and then dance the night away to the classic rock and roll sounds of Five On the Side. Breakfast at the Westerner Grounds is included on Sunday for participants in the show.

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Susie Cipolla - painting demonstrations

Banff, Alberta
2018-06-29 To 2018-07-05 MST

SUSIE CIPOLLA - painting demonstrations at Canada House Gallery. Friday, June 29 - Thursday, July 5, 2 - 5 pm. Susie first broke into the art world at the age of seven, winning a bicycle in a Dairyland colouring contest. After that, art languished on life’s back burner while she finished school and pursued a career in physiotherapy. In 2009 she discovered a new passion in painting.Over the last eight years Susie has committed herself to improving her skills as a professional artist. She spends her days with her family on their rural property. Her art studio sits next to the horse coral and overlooks their ninety-year-old farmhouse. The local scenery is stunning, with towering mountains, flat farmland, old buildings, wildlife and farm animals in abundance. In 2015, Susie won the Grand Prize, at the Federation of Canadian Artists Signature Medal Show, for her rendering of a West Coast fishing vessel.Susie is a Senior Signature Member (SFCA) and a past Board member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.

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The Birth of Airmail in the West

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-07-07 To 2018-07-07 MST

On July 9th, 1918, Katherine Stinson set off from Calgary with a mailbag containing 259 letters in what would be the first airmail flight in western Canada and the second in Canada as a whole. Join them in celebration of putting pen to paper and tech-free letter writing! Decorate, write a message and mail a postcard - cards will be exchanged with the Hangar Flight Museum in Calgary and displayed in the museum. Katherine Stinson Airmail Flight Reenactment at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm - complete with engine start-up and narrative. How far will your letter fly? - Write a note, turn it into a paper airplane, and let it fly! Land at Blatchford Field - Test your piloting skills on the DC-6 simulator. Admission: Adults $12.00, Students & Seniors (60+) $9.50, Youth (13-17) $8.50, Children (6-12) $7.50, Family $30.00 - Includes parents and up to four children under 18. Children 5 and under are free.

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