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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 Clay Pottery Museum Medicine Hat
Medalta Clay Pottery Museum
Glenbow Museum in downtown Calgary

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Alberta Central Railway Museum

Wetaskiwin, Alberta
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Here in a vintage 1926 passenger coach you will experience historic train travel maybe for the first time maybe as a way to bring back the sounds and motion of train wheels on steel track from days gone by.

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Metis Crossing

Smoky Lake, Alberta
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This 512-acre site near Smoky Lake is home to a Metis Cultural Centre and historical village with costumed interpreters who share the story of life in this Metis community during the late 1800s.

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Warehouse Tours

Guided tours of the Reynolds Alberta Museum's warehouse provide an exciting look at hidden gems in the museum’s collection. This one hour tour on select July/August dates includes transportation and aviation quadrants. In recognition of Canada 150, the tour focuses on "made in Canada". Age 12+. No wheelchair access.

Expires: 2017-08-31
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Alberta Landscape and Cultural Discovery

Rolling foothills, intimidating mountains, pre-historic hoodoos, emerald lakes and fascinating arts, Alberta is home to a changing landscape and an array of activities. We explore diverse scenery on this 11-night tour, from the majestic mountains of the Canadian Rockies to the prairie lands and coulee landscapes of the Badlands.

Expires: 2017-07-17
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Mining Mornings Photography

Capture images of the rugged beauty of the Atlas Coal Mine as an interpreter leads you on an exploration of our spectacular site before it opens to the public. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. Saturdays, 8-10 a.m. Advanced reservations required. Mention "Travel Alberta" to secure this exclusive discount.

Expires: 2017-08-26
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Big Rock Brewing Workshop

Calgary, Alberta
2017-03-02 to 2017-03-02 MST | Show All Dates

During this hands-on, 2½-hour session, you’ll earn amateur brewmaster status as you mill, mash, sparge, boil, cool, pitch, ferment and package your way to hand-crafted beer greatness with the expertise of a Calgary brewery. A small snack and samples of the type of beer that you are brewing will be provided at the event. Eight weeks later, you’re invited to return to Heritage Park and pick up a bottle of your very own craft beer creation.

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Alberta and the Great War

Edmonton, Alberta
2017-02-17 to 2017-05-22 MST

1914: war is declared in Europe. Not yet 10 years old, the young province of Alberta sends its sons and daughters overseas while those who remain at home struggle with a challenging new reality. Alberta & the Great War is an immersive, interactive exhibition that explores the impact of the conflict both abroad and at home. Connect with people and stories, objects and experiences as you learn more about Alberta and the ‘war to end all wars’.

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Don Burnstick Live

Slave Lake, Alberta
2017-04-08 to 2017-04-08 MST

Everyone loves a comedian! Come to the Legacy for some laughter, and support the Slave Lake Elks at the same time. Tickets are available at Select Rental, Bobby & Associates, Eiserman Meats, or online. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., show is at 8:00 p.m.. Please note: This show is rated for ages 18+.

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