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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.

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Card Home

Cardston, Alberta

See the Charles and Zina Card home--the founder of the town of Cardston. Walk back in time to the late 1800's when log construction was the typical way of building homes. The Card home served as a gathering place and activity center for the budding little town of Cardston up through the 1920's. All original construction.

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Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Wetaskiwin, Alberta
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The Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin interprets the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry from the 1890s to present day. Visitors will see a wide variety of vintage automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, stationary engines, tractors, agricultural implements, aircraft and industrial equipment. The museum is named after Mr. Stan Reynolds, a Wetaskiwin businessman and world-renowned collector who donated a core collection of 1,500 artifacts to the Province of Alberta.

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C & E 1891 Railway Museum

Edmonton, Alberta
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Relive the exciting days when team engine trains brought thousands of settlers to Alberta at this museum that contains numerous rail artifacts and is a replica of the original Strathcona Station.

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Atlas Coal Mine Tunnel Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the miners. Put on a lamp and hike up the inclined conveyor tunnel to the mine entry. For safety, wear sturdy shoes with good treads. Not recommended for individuals with a fear of dark, enclosed spaces or moderate heights. Children under 6 are not allowed.

Expires: 2017-09-06
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Experience Alberta's History - Annual Pass

Alberta's heritage facilities are unique and interesting places to visit where you can learn, have fun and connect with heritage. Purchase an Experience Alberta's History Pass and receive unlimited admission to a network of provincial historic sites and museums in Alberta for one full year. Discounted family passes also available.

Expires: 2017-05-16
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Edmonton Attractions Pass

Take advantage of Edmonton's attractions with a U-Pick Pass. The Edmonton Attractions Pass gives you access to any 4 out of 15 of the region's most visited attractions for one low price. Or, choose to upgrade to the Ultimate Pass for admission to all 15 attractions.

Expires: 2017-06-06
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Music in the Plaza

Calgary, Alberta
2017-07-05 To 2017-07-05 MST | Show All Dates

Music in the Plaza is back for its sixth 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 the Engineered Air Bandstand. If raining, concerts will be held in 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 will be offering 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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Geocaching Beneath the Cliffs

Fort Macleod, Alberta
2017-06-10 To 2017-06-10 MST

Saturday, June 10th. World Wide Flash Mob event 10:00 a.m. & Introduction to Geocaching 11:00 a.m. This event will be fun for all ages and we will even give away a limited edition Head-Smashed-In trackable geocoin. New to geocaching or just want to know more? We will host a one hour introduction to geocaching at 11:00 a.m., following the flash mob.

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Mother's Day Steak and Lobster Dinner

Slave Lake, Alberta
2017-05-14 To 2017-05-14 MST

Join the Slave Lake Elks for their annual celebration of Mother's Day, on Sunday, May 14. Doors open at 4:00, steak and lobster dinner begins at 5:00, followed by a performance of Slave Lake's own Blaine and Carla Duo. Tickets are $65.00, and they are available at Select Rentals, Bobby & Associates, Eiserman Meats, or online.

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