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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.

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden | Hubert Kang

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Fort Chipewyan Bicentennial Museum

Fort Chipewyan, Alberta

This museum in Fort Chipewyan is an exact replica of the 1870s Hudson's Bay store and contains historical artifacts from the fur trade, historical photographs and other unique items.

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Heritage Park Historical Village

Calgary, Alberta
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Escape today to Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada's largest living history museum. With over 180 exhibits spread out on 127 acres of land, plus knowledgeable costumed interpreters, Heritage Park brings history to life from the 1860s to the 1950s. Discover the vital story of the settlement of the west, which is not only preserved, but presented alive and in great working condition. Ride an antique steam train, make old-fashioned ice cream with the prairie townsfolk, help put up a tipi in a First Nations' Encampment, take a spin at the antique midway and savour fresh-from-the-oven treats from the bakery. Explore the history of the automobile, watch lively street theatre, march with the North West Mounted Police, tour the park on a horse-drawn wagon ride and enjoy different hands-on activities each day.

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That's Empressive

Empress, Alberta

Featuring the work of some of Canada's top First Nations artists, this art gallery in Empress is home to the Ojibwa artist Nokomis. An onsite gift shop sells jewelry and giftware items.

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