Escape today to Heritage Park Historical Village. Over 180 exhibits on 127 acres of land, Canada’s largest living history museum offers an authentic experience from the 1860s to 1950s. You will see the vital story of the settlement of the west not only preserved, but presented alive and in great working condition. Ride a real steam train, make old-fashioned ice cream with the prairie townsfolk, explore our First Nations encampment, stroll the antique midway, savour fresh baked treats from the Alberta Bakery, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride and set sail on Calgary’s only paddlewheeler.
The Claresholm and District Museum and Visitor Information Centre is the resource for area history and up-to-date information for all visitors. We can accommodate bus tours and provide personal and group tours of our museum buildings. There is ample free parking, clean toilet facilities, free Wi-Fi, wheelchair accessibility, a gift shop and beautiful lawns with picnic tables. We are within walking distance of award-winning restaurants and stores. We have friendly, knowledgeable staff who can direct you wherever you intend to go and provide you with information on roads, campsites and other accommodation.
The Peace River Museum features local explorer, fur trade and First Nations history, as well as the development of the Town of Peace River and Shaftesbury Trail. The Archives focuses on the North Peace Region and new exhibits are held three or four times a year.
The Calgary Stampede is known as ‘the greatest outdoor show on earth’. Combining this remarkable show and a trip to the majestic Canadian Rockies.