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Indigenous Culture, Heritage & Arts

All around Alberta you’ll find tributes to the strength and stamina of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit. Feel the past come to life as the stories of the hunt are told through drum and dance at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was actively used by the Plains Indians for at least 5,700 years. See North America’s largest concentration of petroglyphs (carvings) and pictographs (paintings) on the cliffs at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park. Explore the interactive exhibits at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. Sleep in a teepee, learn to make pemmican and bead a moccasin. Investigate early Métis life at Métis Crossing.
Indigenous dancers in Horsethief Canyon
Indigenous dancers in Horsethief Canyon

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Canada House Gallery

Banff, Alberta
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Showcasing the work of a diverse collection of nationally and internationally recognized Canadian artists, this Banff gallery has paintings, sculptures and a vast collection of Inuit art from Canada's arctic.

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Northern Rockies Museum of Culture and Heritage

Hinton, Alberta
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The Northern Rockies Museum of Culture and Heritage is Hinton's newest attraction. Housed in Hinton's original 1911 Grand Trunk Pacific Railway station, the museum features railway and communication history, the Hinton area before the townsite developed and after as well as industry and natural history. Immerse yourself in Hinton's history more with portable tablet displays and tactile exhibits.

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Historic Fort Normandeau

Red Deer, Alberta
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Brand new exhibits and a reconstruction of the original Fort at Red Deer Crossing sets the stage to bring the early history of Red Deer to life. Join us for programs, exhibits, and seasonal special events. A heritage garden, poultry yard, and teepees are set up for public enjoyment.

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Travel Offers

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Stay, Play and Shop Package

Stay, Play and Shop Package includes an overnight stay in a room of your choice, complimentary hot buffet breakfast, $75 CF Chinook Centre shopping gift card with shuttle transportation.

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Canada 150 Package

The Canada 150 package includes: 15% discount on your hotel room, complimentary hot deluxe buffet breakfast, small Aboriginal gift, rental car discount, $5 casino voucher, complimentary upgrade based on availability and complimentary in-room movie.

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5-Day Canadian Badlands Tour

Hike pine forests in the middle of the prairie, meet prehistoric dinosaurs, explore the culturally diverse city of Medicine Hat and dine on creative local dishes on this five-day, four-night tour of the Canadian Badlands. SAVE $100 discount valid September 2017 only. Book by August 31st.

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Tours

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Creative Western Adventures Ltd.

Calgary, Alberta

Creative Western Adventures is a niche inbound tour operator specializing in nature & culture (aboriginal) travel. Our journeys connect the visitors to the land and the people. They are restorative, sustainable, responsible, educational and experiential. 'Together we immerse in nature, feel, sense, see with other eyes - we listen to our heart and venture into the unknown' Deep experiences lead to a new awareness of our relationship with Self, Earth and Society; they help us remember the Laws of Nature and how to live in harmony with all our relations. They are the true long lasting adventures!

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Mahikan Trails

Canmore, Alberta

An aboriginal Company specializing in hands on experiential opportunities.

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Adventure Borealis

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Adventure Borealis offers premier outdoor adventures in the heart of the oil sands. Our local Metis guides help ensure your memories of an outdoor experience in Fort McMurray will last a lifetime. Our years of outdoor experience and knowledge of the region will provide a safe and enjoyable experience.

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Events

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Hike to the Drive Lanes

Fort Macleod, Alberta
2017-05-06 to 2017-05-06 MST | Show All Dates

May through October, first Saturday of each month, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (four hour hike) Hike to the ancient drive lanes with our Blackfoot guides. Hear stories of how the plains people hunted the mighty buffalo. Be prepared for an off-trail hike and dress appropriately for inclement weather. Bring lunch and a water bottle. Space is limited so register in advance at education.bookings@gov.ab.ca. This program is not recommended for small children. Allow additional time to go through the Interpretive Centre. Regular admission plus $5.00 program fee per person. May 6 - Moon of the Flower/Crocus. June 3 - Moon of the Longest Day. July 1 - Moon of the Berry. August 5 - Moon of the Buffalo Rut. September 2 - Moon of the Leaves Falling. October 6 - Moon of the People Going to Winter Camp.

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Country Kickback

Calgary, Alberta
2017-08-26 to 2017-08-27 MST

Western Canada’s rural history comes to life at Heritage Park’s Country Kickback, August 26th and 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This fun-filled salute to agriculture includes hands-on activities, live entertainment, games, and a variety of demonstrations. Watch antique steam-powered farm equipment at work threshing and baling in the wheat field, take part in a family challenge and spin your partner at a barn dance. New this year is a sheep shearing demonstration and a sheep to shawl competition on Saturday. Groups face off in a challenging task to turn freshly sheared wool into a woven shawl!

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Whoop-Up Days

Lethbridge, Alberta
2017-08-22 to 2017-08-26 MST

Whoop-Up Days is an annual festival with midway, music, tradeshow and rodeo held in Lethbridge, Alberta, for five days in the last full week of August.

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