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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

13 Things to Do On A Rainy Day in Jasper

Katherine Speur Tourism Jasper

Don't let a little rain dampen your Jasper adventures! Though rainy weather may inconvenience your outdoor plans, here are 13 new perspectives to explore when the weather is a little damp.

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Big Valley Creation Science Museum

Big Valley, Alberta
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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.

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Crowsnest Museum & Archives

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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The Crowsnest Museum and Archives, in historic downtown Coleman, depicts and preserves the cultural history of the Crowsnest Pass. Book a group guided tour of the museum or a walking tour of downtown to explore the many heritage buildings in this National Historic Site. The museum is open seven days a week between June 1 and September 30, and Monday to Saturday for the remainder of the year.

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Sexsmith and District Museum

Sexsmith, Alberta

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.

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Atlas Coal Mine Unmentionables Tour

Explore the dark side of coal mining – learn about accidents, brawls, the women, and the unmentionable side of Drumheller Valley history.Mature content, parental discretion advised. We recommend a minimum age of 14 to take this tour.

Expires: 2017-10-08
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Edmonton Attractions Pass

Take advantage of Edmonton's attractions with a U-Pick Pass. The Edmonton Attractions Pass gives you access to any 4 out of 15 of the region's most visited attractions for one low price. Or, choose to upgrade to the Ultimate Pass for admission to all 15 attractions.

Expires: 2017-11-15
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Mine and Dine

Take a step back to 1937 and the first day of a coal miner in the Drumheller Valley. Discover the area’s culture first-hand at two historic sites...Rub shoulders with miners, wear work clothes and handle artefacts before unwinding with a Hungarian-style meal. June 10, August 19, September 9, October 14.

Expires: 2017-09-08
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Piskun, The Buffalo Jump

Fort Macleod, Alberta
2017-07-03 to 2017-08-28 MST

Every Monday and Friday through July and August from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. This three hour immersive experience will take you back in time to learn the basics of buffalo hunting. Take part in a traditional Blackfoot blessing, taste dried buffalo meat and re-enact the buffalo jump. Hit your mark with an ancient spear thrower and take home your own arrow head. Register in advance as space is limited. Please allow additional time to experience the interpretive centre. Visit the website, or call for more information.

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Motorcycle Ride to Reynolds

Wetaskiwin, Alberta
2017-08-19 to 2017-08-19 MST

Attention all motorcycle enthusiasts! The museum, in partnership with Honda Canada is again pleased to welcome all motorcyclists to join us for this great event. In 2016, more than 1000 motorcyclists took part. Look for an organized ride near you, put a group together yourself, or come on your own. All brands, riding clubs, riding club members are welcome. All rides end up at Reynolds-Alberta Museum. Motorcycle participants receive free admission for the rider and passenger, special assigned parking. The cafe features a Ride to Reynolds special. Test drives provided by Honda's Come Ride With Us program.

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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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