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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.
Medalta Potteries Medicine Hat
Medalta Clay Pottery Museum
Medalta Clay Pottery Museum Medicine Hat
Medalta Clay Pottery Museum

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Michelangelo Gallery of Fine Art

Calgary, Alberta

Located in Calgary's historical Devenish building experience a chance to visit part of Calgary's heritage. The Michelangelo Gallery is an exceptional venue to discover some of Canada's most distinguished contemporary artists. The Gallery features contemporary paintings, drawings, mixed media, glass, sculptures and photography.

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High Prairie and District Museum and Visitor Information Center

High Prairie, Alberta

September to April we are open Wednesday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and in May to August Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The High Prairie and District Museum is located in the town of High Prairie as the Gateway to the Peace. The Museum's exhibits tell the history of the Town and Big Lakes County; from precontact, with exhibits of locally collected stone tools and fossils, to current community themes. The Museum is an accredited Alberta Visitor Information Centre. We carry an immense selection of travel brochures, guides and Peace Area Museum information.

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Kinosayo Museum

Slave Lake, Alberta

If you're up for a little drive, head down the highway to Kinuso. The Kinosayo Museum was founded in 1983 and is run by a volunteer board; people in the local area have donated the majority of the collections. For those interested in the wildlife, the Kinosayo Myuseum has one of the most developed wildlife exhibits in Northern Alberta. Kinosayo museum seeks to collect, research, preserve and portray the history and environmental aspects of Kinuso and the surrounding district. We are preserving the past for future generations to enjoy.

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Travel Offers

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Experience Alberta's History - Annual Pass

Alberta's heritage facilities are unique and interesting places to visit where you can learn, have fun and connect with heritage. Purchase an Experience Alberta's History Pass and receive unlimited admission to a network of provincial historic sites and museums in Alberta for one full year. Discounted family passes also available.

Expires: 2017-05-16
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Family Admission

Bring the whole family to enjoy over 50 hands-on interactive exhibits at Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and 150 years of Canadian sport history. This offer is valid for two adults and two children during regular operating hours. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

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History and Heritage Day Tour from Calgary

Join this Calgary day tour by heading south through the foothills to Bar U Ranch Historic Site, with the majestic Rocky Mountains as the backdrop. Next, UNESCO World Heritage Site Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, which tells the story of the hunting practice of the native people of the North American plains.

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Celebration of Spring

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-05-22 to 2017-05-22 MST

Welcome the start of a new season at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village with Celebration of Spring. Take in one of Alberta’s largest Ukrainian dance extravaganzas featuring numerous dance groups of all ages from across Alberta. Meanwhile, in the historical village, families can visit with costumed role players and celebrate spring on the farm with a full day of authentic activities. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for seating.

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Maple Festival Des Sucres

Calgary, Alberta
2017-03-04 to 2017-03-05 MST

Celebrate French Canadian, Metis and First Nations' culture at the 15th annual Calgary Maple Festival Des Sucres at Heritage Park on March 4th and 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Start your day with a traditional Sugar Shack meal then enjoy a full roster of entertainment, including music and dancing, exhibits and demonstrations and magic and circus shows, all throughout the park. Take a horse-drawn wagon ride, enjoy lots of outdoor family games and don't miss the maple taffy on snow. Tickets can be pre-purchased on line.

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Friends Ukrainian Music Fest

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-08-27 to 2017-08-27 MST

Experience a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Ukrainian-Canadian music as the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society present Music Fest 2017! A live concert, hosted by Steven Chwok of CFCW's Zabava Program, features an array of the region's best traditional and contemporary Ukrainian-Canadian musicians. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lawn chair for seating.

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