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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.

Riding with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Jeanne Barsanti Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Six days in the saddle with the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies turned out to be a dream vacation for Jeanne Barsanti from Georgia U.S.A. Joined by five friends, she ventured out to Waterton Lakes National Park.

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Phillip J Currie Dinosaur Museum Wembley
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

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Anthony Henday Museum

Delburne, Alberta

This community museum is located on Main Street in Delburne. Learn about Anthony Henday who passed through this area in 1754, while on a mission for the Hudson's Bay Company. The museum is housed in a former CN station and also features four floors of exhibits located in a CN water tower.

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Camrose & District Centennial Museum

Camrose, Alberta
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Step back in time with a visit to the Camrose & District Centennial Museum. Stroll through the exhibits in the main building and then tour the historic pioneer log house that was built in 1898 and the church and schoolhouse from the early 1900s. You'll also see replicas of historic buildings including the Camrose newspaper office, fire station and blacksmith.

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Heritage Park Historical Village

Calgary, Alberta
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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.

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Prairies & Rockies

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

Expires: 2017-06-21
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