UK
  • AU
  • CA
  • CN
  • DE
  • JP
  • KR
  • NL
  • UK
  • US
  • MX

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.

Industrial finds unearth palaeontological past

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Visitors will explore the personal stories and exceptional specimens that have been discovered as a result of the Museum’s collaboration with numerous industries such as housing and road construction, mining, wind turbine development, and oil and gas.

Read More
Medalta Clay Pottery Museum Medicine Hat
Medalta Clay Pottery Museum

Museum & Historic Site Options

See All

Victoria Settlement Provincial Historic Site

Smoky Lake, Alberta
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

Reviews

Victoria Settlement brings to life three major themes in Alberta's history: missionary activity, fur trade and settlement. Discover history on the North Saskatchewan River along the Victoria Trail where Reverend George McDougall founded a Methodist Mission to the Cree in 1862. This is where the Hudson's Bay Company established Fort Victoria in 1864 to trade with local indigenous people. The Mission and Fort became the nucleus for a Métis community whose river lots extended 9.7 km (6 miles) along the bank of the river.

Wish List Read More

Rocky Mountain House Museum

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

The Rocky Museum tells the story of the homesteaders, pioneers, and businesses that were part of the history of Rocky Mountain House. Visitors to the Rocky Museum say it is: "Awesome!" "Absolutely fabulous!" "Fascinating!" and "Fun!" From the days of the railroad being built to the prime days of the lumber industry, the Rocky Museum exhibits and displays the lifestyle of the homesteaders, their families, and their communities. The Rocky Museum shares the building with the Rocky Mountain House Visitor Information Center, Rocky Mountain House and District Chamber of Commerce, and the Town and Country Farmers' Market.

Wish List Read More

Fort George and Buckingham House Provincial Historic site

St. Paul, Alberta
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

Reviews

Built in 1792 as two competing fur trading posts, Fort George and Buckingham House is a glimpse back to a time of fur traders, explorers and cartographers. Hike along the bank of the North Saskatchewan River, explore the archaeological site of the two trading posts and learn about how the lives of indigenous people were affected by the arrival of the fur trade.

Wish List Read More

Holiday Packages

See All

Prairies & Rockies

The grandeur of the Canadian Rockies awaits you! Travel the famous Icefields Parkway, Drumheller, Cypress Hills and Edmonton.

Expires: 2017-10-01
Wish List View Deal