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Culture, Heritage & Arts

Get here and you’ll see. The arts and culture scene in Alberta is booming. Dance, theatre, music, and history – it’s never been bigger or bolder. Now’s the time live it. • Full circle: Recorded human history goes way back in Alberta. Start at the beginning with First Nations history at Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park. Then, work your way to now with a tour of the Legislature Building. • Learn it: Public art and sculptures abound in Alberta’s cities. Decode their allegories with official city guides or a local who knows their stuff.

Wildlife Viewing

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary | Cochrane

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Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park

Siksika, Alberta
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Step into a land before time and explore the history of the Siksika Nation with displays, performances, events and tipi camping at this unique museum and historical park southeast of Calgary.

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site

Fort Macleod, Alberta
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Head–Smashed–In Buffalo Jump is one of the world’s oldest and best preserved buffalo jumps. Known for its remarkable testimony of prehistoric life, the site bears witness to a custom practiced by indigenous people of the North American plains for nearly 6,000 years. With its elaborate drive lane complex and deep archaeological deposits still intact, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump was designated a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1981.

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Carter-Ryan Gallery and Live Art Venue

Canmore, Alberta
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Welcome to the Carter-Ryan Gallery and Live Art Venue, where they celebrate the works of Jason Carter, acclaimed Aboriginal soapstone sculptor and painter. 'Bold' and 'brilliant' are two words that have often been used to describe this prolific visual artist. By day, Jason can be found doing carving demonstrations and as well, offers intimate carvings workshops for groups up to 20. By night, Bridget Ryan's passion for musical theatre infuses the gallery with song, humour and outstanding live entertainment all year long. Perfect for families and groups of all sizes, the gallery becomes a 75 seat theatre where shows like Canada The Musical, A Christmas Carol and Mavericks of the Mountains and most definitely have guests from all over the world singing along and laughing in the aisles!

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