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Museums & Historic Sites Culture, Heritage & Arts

Alberta’s heritage is really old, but never dull. From the days when triceratops roamed, to Indigenous sites older than Stonehenge, to the first railway boom and onward, there’s plenty of history to uncover. Choose between hundreds of museums and interactive historic sites. • Only here: Find one of the largest collections of complete dinosaur skeletons in the world at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. • Curious: Wander around big-city museums like Calgary’s Glenbow and Edmonton’s Royal Alberta Museum. They have a local perspective on exhibits that’ll pique your curiosity about Canada’s history. 
Furs in Fort Whoop Up Lethbriedge

Fort Whoop Up in Lethbridge

Museums and historic site of Medalta in Medicine Hat Southern Alberta

Medalta Museum in Medicine Hat

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Big Valley Train Station Museum & Roundhouse Interpretive Centre

Big Valley, Alberta

Situated at the end of Main Street, the station is the centerpiece of the collection of historic buildings within the Village. It was built in 1912 by the Canadian Northern Railway and has served three railways: The Canadian Northern, Canadian National, and presently the Central Western Railway.The station garden is available as a rest area and is often used for picnics. There are several pieces of railway equipment in Big Valley, notably a wooden caboose and a CPR horse-express car dating from the 1930s.

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The Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police

Fort Macleod, Alberta
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The Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police is dedicated to preserving the history of the North West Mounted Police and the First Nations of Southern Alberta. The museum is a re-creation of the original Fort built in 1874 and is the birth place of the famous RCMP Musical Ride. The Fort is the only on-site Musical Ride in all of Canada preforming the original NWMP Musical Ride four times daily in July and August. Step behind the scene and participate in a Canadian Signature Experience, Groom A Horse, and become a part of the Ride!

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Raymond Pioneer Museum

Raymond, Alberta
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The Raymond & District Historical Society was formed in 1989 by citizens of the Town in order to preserve the history of Raymond, Alberta and the surrounding area. The museum boasts a wide range of exhibits and artifacts from the community and actively posts interesting stories from our past on their Facebook page. The Historical Society operates the Raymond Pioneer Museum.

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Seven Wonders of the Badlands

Rocks that tell stories, ancient giants, and the mysterious popcorn rock are just a few of the wonders that you will discover on this 60-minute guided hike through the badlands.

Expires: 2017-09-30
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Stay A Night & See A Sight!

Escape from routine and get off the beaten path by staying in a smaller town in southern Alberta and discover hidden gems and experience local cuisine and shops that are uncrowded and welcoming. In a short drive, you can spend the day at Heritage Park, featuring over 180 attractions.....

Expires: 2017-10-31
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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: 2017-11-29
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Ghouls' Night Out

Calgary, Alberta
2017-10-26 To 2017-10-26 MST | Show All Dates

Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park is perfect for families with little ghouls, aged three to nine, who are looking for a fun night out. This evening ticketed event features ghoulish activities and freaky family fun! Dance the night away at the Monster Mash, learn how to fly a broomstick, venture, if you dare, through the haunted midway and have a tea party with Alice and the Mad Hatter!

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The Dream We Form By Being Together

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-07-10 To 2017-10-01 MST

The Dream We Form By Being Together centres on the theme of reconciliation and emerges from the awareness that art can play a central role in the process. Drawing from indigenous practices and understandings, the show seeks to rebalance colonial narratives within the much larger story of this place we now call Canada.

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Halloween at the Village

Innisfail, Alberta
2017-10-20 To 2017-10-20 MST

Get your spook on at the Innisfail & District Historical Village. Ghosts and goblins abound, treats for the kids, fun for all ages.

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