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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. 

What makes a perfect vacation? A chance to relax, of course. Stunning scenery, certainly. But there's usually another essential in the equation: The opportunity to experience something extraordinary and thought-provoking that changes you forever.

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Canadian Culture Banff

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Canadian Culture Lake Louise

Lake Louise | Paddy Pallin

Maple-cured, coho salmon drizzled with sweet-tangy red cedar emulsion. Summertime baked apricot tart. Award-winning wines. These are the things top-rated restaurant dreams are made of -- not necessarily what you expect to find on a train.

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Museum Package

Overnight stay in a standard room with hot breakfast buffet for two, two passes to Medalta Museum & Medalta souvenir, two passes to the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre.

Expires: 2018-06-30
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Performance and Music Exhibitions

Your front row seat awaits you in this performance, where Chiniki dancers perform in traditional outfits to the beat of drumming and singing in a dancing circle. A brief explanation of each performance's significance will be told by each performer. A minimum of 10 people is required for this experience.

Expires: 2018-09-30
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Camp in a Trapline Cabin

Stay in the comfort of your own rustic wood cabin with incredible views along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Try 'glamping' in your authentic cabin modeled after those used during the fur trade era. Enjoy sleeping space for up to six including an open loft.

Expires: 2018-08-31
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Sodbusters Archives Museum

Strome, Alberta

The Sodbusters Archives Museum is located in Strome, Alberta and depicts the pioneer roots of the settlers in the area. Hidden amongst the multitude of artifacts you may find just the item that you remember from your grandmother's kitchen or great grandpa's tool shed.

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Fairview Pioneer Museum

Fairview, Alberta

This museum site depicts agriculture, education, and the pioneer life in the Fairview area.Consisting of several restored and furnished historical buildings , as well as some working antique machinery. We are open weekly from May to September, Tuesday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Little White School

St. Albert, Alberta

Experience what it was like to go to school in a two-room schoolhouse! Step back in time with a visit to the Little White School where our classroom takes you back to 1948 when the school first opened. Please contact us by email at or call to book a tour of the school. Admission is by donation.

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Spring Service

Morley, Alberta
2018-06-10 To 2018-06-10 MST

The Spring Service of the McDougall Stoney Mission Society is an unbroken tradition since the early 1970's. It marks the beginning of the Summer Interpretive Season at the Morleyville Site and welcomes visitors to hear an update on the Site and some words of inspiration from several community leaders. Their mission statement is to preserve and maintain the historic McDougall Stoney Mission Church, landmarks for visitors worldwide! Join them to celebrate the exceptional pioneer heritage of Western Canada that is uniquely reflected in the story of the Morleyville Settlement. They encourage everyone to understand history – through interpretive walks and presentations, connect with the Stoney Nation - through fellowship, special events and cultural displays and explore regional culture - through art, dance, theater and craft! Learn about local ecology and nature – interpret the biology, geology and botany of the site and surrounding area, including local Indigenous knowledge of the region.

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Peace River Pow Wow & Aboriginal Gathering

Peace River, Alberta
2018-06-02 To 2018-06-03 MST

We welcome everyone to come and participate in the 15th Annual Peace River Pow Wow on June 2 & 3, 2017. We have free camping, no open fires though and it is free to attend Pow Wow daily. We have Authentic Indigenous Crafts made on Turtle Island. Grande Entries are Saturday at 1 pm and 6 pm and Sunday at 1 pm. We will celebrate our Aboriginal Graduates on Sunday June 3 at 3 pm presenting them with Eagle Feathers, Certificate from MLA and Honor Dance. We have the best Indigenous Food Vendors in Alberta attending the Pow Wow from neckbones to bannock burgers we got the whole experience.

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Whyte Avenue Art Walk

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-07-06 To 2018-07-06 MST | Show All Dates

Three days, hundreds of artists. Imagine a 4 km walk through the hearts and minds of artists. Cultural explorers are invited to see art making in action on the streets of Old Strathcona, a vibrant art district in the historic centre of Edmonton, Alberta. Over 450 visual artists bring their art supplies and artworks out into the streets. Together they create an outdoor studio and gallery spanning several blocks. The Whyte Avenue Art Walk reveals Alberta’s hidden talent and provides an opportunity for patrons to curate their own art collection from many undiscovered masters.

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