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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 pottery in Medicine Hat
Medalta Museum in Medicine Hat

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Rimbey Visitor Information Center

Rimbey, Alberta
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The Rimbey Visitor Information Centre is housed in the Smithson International Truck Museum at the PasKaPoo Historical Park. Located two blocks west off the Highway, entering Rimbey’s from the north. Open year round seven days a week in the summer and Monday through Saturday in the winter (closed Sundays). Features include a large parking area, grass rest and picnic area, playground, 10 acre museum, handicap accessible washrooms, WiFi and friendly staff and volunteers who are ready and willing to help with any of our visitors needs.

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Westlock Pioneer Museum

Westlock, Alberta
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Step back in time and browse through our exhibits displaying the pioneer lifestyle. Be sure to check out our amazing collection of Aladdin lamps dolls and vintage firearms. Experience the Bernard Wiese Gramophone collection - the most comprehensive in Western Canada!

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Courthouse Museum

Cardston, Alberta
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See original jail cells and court artifacts in the historic sandstone building that once served as the Cardston courthouse, the longest continuously used courthouse in Alberta.

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Best of the Canadian Rockies

Travel through some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada on this fully escorted, 9-day journey from the stunning Pacific Coast through to the majestic Canadian Rockies. Price is per person, based on double occupancy.

Expires: 2017-07-02
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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: 2017-06-06
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Handcrafted:Brewmaster's Dinner at Heritage Park

Handcrafted: A kick off to St. Patrick's Day is an inaugural Brewmaster's Dinner that unites Big Rock Brewery's innovative craft beers with Heritage Park's exceptional culinary offerings. The evening includes a four–course Irish-fusion dinner, beer pairings and an acclaimed Cape Breton fiddler as the evening's musical guest. Quote "Travel Alberta".

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East Coulee SpringFest

East Coulee, Alberta
2017-05-05 to 2017-05-06 MST

The Drumheller Valley comes alive for 2 days of music! The annual East Coulee SpringFest will feature an exciting line-up of over 40 performances, 130 musicians, 4 stages and hours of eclectic soul-nurturing music that will rock the hippy bones in guests of all ages! The genres cover folk, blues, country, rock, Celtic, roots and more!

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Handcrafted- A Kickoff to St. Patrick's Day Brewmaster's Dinner

Calgary, Alberta
2017-03-16 to 2017-03-16 MST

On Thursday, March 16, two iconic Calgary organizations, Big Rock Brewery and Heritage Park Historical Village will collaborate on a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Handcrafted: A Kickoff to St. Patrick's Day is an inaugural Brewmaster's Dinner at Heritage Park that unites Big Rock Brewery's innovative craft beers with Heritage Park's exceptional culinary offerings. Guests will dine on an Irish-fusion four-course dinner, and each course will be fittingly paired with one of Big Rock's finest. Following dinner, guests will be treated to a spectacular musical performance by an internationally acclaimed Cape Breton fiddler! Tickets are on sale now.

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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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