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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.
Phillip J Currie Dinosaur Museum Wembley
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
Glenbow Museum in downtown Calgary

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Castor & District Museum Society

Castor, Alberta

A museum of local history featuring a Provincial Heritage wooden grain elevator restored railcars tractors cars coal mining equipment and farm equipment. Main museum houses displays of early 19th century fashions and pioneer homes. All Saints Anglican church built in 1910 is another part of our museum.

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McDougall Centre

Calgary, Alberta
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Admire the Renaissance Revival architecture of this three-story sandstone building in downtown Calgary that was once home to Alberta's first normal school, and is often included in downtown walking tours.

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Red Brick Arts Centre & Museum

Edson, Alberta

A 141-seat theatre, a local art gallery and a museum that offers a look at the history of Edson can be found inside this restored 1913 red brick schoolhouse in Edson.

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Dinosite

Search for fossils, see real dinosaur remains still in the ground, and learn about ancient Alberta on this 90-minute journey through the badlands.

Expires: 2017-09-30
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Family Fun in the Capital

Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and bursting with family fun! Experience the unique convenience West Edmonton Mall has to offer while staying in a unique theme room right at the mall. Explore the city at your own pace and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Expires: 2017-12-31
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Atlas Coal Mines Specialty Tours

Choose between 3 specialty tours starting at $20 per person. Climb the last wooden tipple in Canada, or put on a cap lamp as you trek through an inclined conveyor tunnel, or explore the dark side of coal mining.

Expires: 2017-10-09
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Harvest Festival

Stony Plain, Alberta
2017-09-23 to 2017-09-23 MST

Step back in time with our old fashioned Harvest Festival. Watch the crop being harvested with vintage machinery and take part in demonstrations and activities. Fun for all ages.

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11th Annual Onoway Threshing Bee

Onoway, Alberta
2017-09-23 to 2017-09-23 MST

The 11th Annual Onoway Threshing Bee offers a variety of activities meant to invoke harvests from a century ago, including several threshing demonstrations, horse-drawn wagons, mouth watering homemade pie and childhood activities. Admission is by donation and owners of antique tractors and classic cars are encouraged to attend.Gates open at 11:00 a.m. with threshing activity getting underway at noon.

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Ghost Tours at Heritage Park

Calgary, Alberta
2017-09-13 to 2017-09-13 MST | Show All Dates

Visit Heritage Park after dark for a guided ghost tour through the streets of the Historical Village. Behind the Park’s old-fashioned charm lie stories of otherworldly encounters, spine-tingling history and some memorable manifestations. This 90 minute outdoor walking tour is certain to have you spell bound. Your ticket includes one free coffee or hot chocolate to enjoy during your tour. A cash bar is available in the Selkirk Grille following the tour. Ghost Tours depart from the main gate at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Reserve a table at the Selkirk Grille for a same-day 10% discount off your pre-tour dinner.

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