This exclusive tour will be led by a local historian and Garden host, and will provide a detailed understanding of why the Garden became a tribute to Japanese-Canadians. Hear about Nikkei settlement, internment during WWII, post war experience, and how the formation of this Canadian Japanese garden.
Traditionally, artisans would create dreamcatchers that would be hung over each bed. As you sleep, it would catch good dreams while trapping the bad dreams in its intricate web. In this workshop, a Chiniki artisan will teach you to design, weave and make your own dreamcatcher to take home.
Visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a World Heritage Site to immerse yourself in a 3-hour Indigenous cultural experience. It will take you back in time to learn the basics of buffalo hunting. Cost: $40 includes admission and program free. Valid on Mondays and Fridays in July and August. Restrictions apply.
Located in Big Valley, Canada's first creation museum was built to refute evolution and display evidence of the glory of the Creator's handiwork.
The Hangar Flight Museum is located just south of the Calgary International Airport. Built in 1941, it was the drill hall for the #37 Secondary Flight Training School. The Museum features a wide variety of civilian and military aircraft spanning the entire century of Canadian flight. The Museum contains exhibits, uniforms, scale models, over 20 aircraft, and allows guests to experience the history of Western Canadian aviation up close.
We are open May long weekend to September long weekend from Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., we are closed Mondays. Located throughout the town: Nels Johnson Blacksmith Shop, NAR Station, Paszkowski Heritage House and Anderson Hall create a streetscape and façade that reflects the prosperity viability, and history of our town. Antique lighting, town clock and historical plaques take us back to bygone years. Emmanuel Anglican Church is now also part of the growing complex.
Life’s Short – Eat. Drink. Celebrate. At the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival, sponsored by Sobeys and Safeway Liquor. October 12 & 13 at Stampede Park BMO Centre. Enjoy samples from some of Calgary’s best restaurants and sip on amazing wines, spirits and beers from all over the world. Craving more? Check out our website www.rockymountainwine.com
Cameron Bird has grown up with a passion for the outdoors. Whether it was a family camping trip to the west coast of British Columbia, a hunting excursion deep into the backwoods of the northern interior or time spent exploring northern Ontario on his grandparents' farm, Cameron developed a love for nature and its surroundings at an early age. This love and passion has grown over the years and has become the foundation of the artist so many have come to know today.Cameron has been painting professionally since 1989 and full time since 1999. Known for his confident big broad brushstrokes, Cameron’s work is confident and distinctive. Artist reception Saturday, September 22, 2 - 5 pm.
Celebrate Alberta Culture Days at the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre. Starting in the early 1900s, people came from eastern and western Europe, the United States, and other parts of Canada to make a living in the coal mining valley of the Crowsnest Pass. They brought cultural traditions with them that have made the area a hotbed of artistic and musical creativity. Culture Days showcases the vibrant culture of the Crowsnest Pass amid the breathtaking beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. At the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, view the art exhibit, A Slow Light. In 2015, Canmore-based artist, Tyler Los-Jones, began his investigation of the Crowsnest Pass during a residency program organized by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery at the Gushul Studio in Blairmore. He recalls encountering the region’s stories in the way one encounters bands of strata, there are those that are large and obvious that you can determine at a distance and those that are more contorted that you need to experience up close. The layered geological and economic narratives within the region became the basis for the photographs and sculpture in this exhibition. Other events: Harvest of Memories Gala and Auction, fundraiser for the Crowsnest Museum; M is for Music on Sunday at Crowsnest Pass Public Art Gallery (a musical talent recital).