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Indigenous Culture, Heritage & Arts

Want to really know this part of the world? Learn the past and present of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who've lived here thousands of years. Our Indigenous population are decendants from the first people to settle the North American plains. ● Sweet dreams: At Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, camp in a tipi village and wake up to sunlight streaming in through the tipi holes. ● Heritage: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was used by Blackfoot hunters for at least 5,700 years. 

Driftpile Reserve Pow Wow | Rob Ganzeveld

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump | Mike Seehagel

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Lac la Biche Regional Museum and Discovery Center

Lac La Biche, Alberta

Explore the Lac La Biche Regional Museum & Discovery Centre and make a new discovery around every corner! Learn about the natural history of the area by exploring our Boreal Forest exhibit. Take a stroll through our historical town photos and artifacts, discovering more about the early years of Lac La Biche. Make a connection with the residents of Lac La Biche County by learning about the multiculturalism of the region through our Cultural exhibit. Looking for more information about our region? We have a comprehensive selection of brochures for visitors and are an accredited Alberta Visitor Information Provider.

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Musee Heritage Museum

St. Albert, Alberta
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The Musée Héritage Museum, located in St. Albert Place, explores the story of St. Albert through a variety of exhibits and programs, preserving the community’s history to enjoy now and for the future. We also manage St. Albert’s Heritage Sites: the Little White School, St. Albert Grain Elevator Park, River Lot 24, and its associated houses and agricultural buildings. The heritage sites offer unique programs and tours for all ages.

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Native Cultural Arts Museum

Grouard, Alberta

The Native Cultural Arts Museum, est. 1976, is a part of Northern Lakes College (NLC) and is located at NLC’s Grouard Campus, in northern Alberta. The Museum’s artifact collection celebrates various aspects of Aboriginal cultures, with a special focus on Métis peoples and the Woodland Cree of northern Alberta. The Museum’s historical and contemporary collections serve to educate the public by depicting Aboriginal lifestyles through exhibits of art, music, hunting, regalia, clothing, and more.

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Canadian Badlands, & Southern Alberta

Take a step back in time! Head-Smashed-In Historic Site and Museum commemorates the oldest buffalo jump on the Canadian prairie. In contrast you will also visit Drumheller and see the Badlands where dinosaurs used to roam.

Offered By: Canada Travel Specialists

Expires: 2018-09-30
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Alberta Adventure

This self-drive adventure takes you to some of Alberta's most loved places such as turquoise Moraine Lake and beautiful Banff. Explore the hidden gem of Waterton National Park and visit the UNESCO heritage site of Head-Smash-In Buffalo Jump, then step back in time in Drumheller, known as Canada's Dinosaur Capital.

Offered By: 1st Class Holidays

Expires: 2018-09-29
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Tours

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Métis Crossing Nature Preserve

Smoky Lake, Alberta

Explore the boreal forest along the North Saskatchewan River. The Métis Crossing Nature preserve is dedicated to preserving local flora and fauna along the river. Follow the marked interpretive trails to gain an understanding of the indigenous relationship with the land. The site is located on original Métis Riverlots from 1863 and contains unique natural features that will deepen your understanding of the Métis and the origins of Canada.

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Mahikan Trails

Canmore, Alberta

An aboriginal Company specializing in hands on experiential opportunities, including bush craft, hide tanning, moccasin making workshops, interpretive guided medicine walks and hikes focusing on culture connection to the land, and tons more!

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Events

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Pow Wow and Beading demonstration

Morley, Alberta
2018-09-22 To 2018-09-22 MST

Please join the McDougall Memorial United Church Site where they will watch traditional dances and learn about the history of the Dances, it’s an opportunity to buy Stoney Crafts, maybe watch a beading demonstration and enjoy an afternoon out on the beautiful prairies. Join them at this special event which marks Treaty Seven Day. Exciting for the whole family. Watch for updates on their website as this event evolves.

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