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Museums & Historic Sites Culture, Heritage & Arts

Alberta’s heritage is really old, but never dull. From the days when triceratops roamed, to Indigenous sites older than Stonehenge, to the first railway boom and onward, there’s plenty of history to uncover. Choose between hundreds of museums and interactive historic sites. • Only here: Find one of the largest collections of complete dinosaur skeletons in the world at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. • Curious: Wander around big-city museums like Calgary’s Glenbow and Edmonton’s Royal Alberta Museum. They have a local perspective on exhibits that’ll pique your curiosity about Canada’s history. 

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Royal Alberta Museum

Edmonton, Alberta
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The Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) is one of Canada's leading museums of human and natural history. The museum is currently closed as it undergoing its move to its new location in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown arts district, and is expected to open 2018. Once completed, the museum will be the largest in western Canada. For more information, follow the RAM on social media and visit our website.

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High Prairie & District Museum & Historical Society

High Prairie, Alberta

It was a cool morning in 1923 when Sadie (Robertson) Keay harnessed her work horse and headed out to plough. As she was turning up new sod something hit the plough blade. She pulled up on the reins and glanced down,expecting to see a rock; imagine her surprise when she saw a rusty old sword! The Keay sword has been dated to the 1700s. It has been the topic of much speculation. Some say it looks Spanish while others say Scottish. What is your theory?

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Reynolds-Alberta Museum

Wetaskiwin, Alberta
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The Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin interprets the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry from the 1890s to present day. Visitors will see a wide variety of vintage automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, stationary engines, tractors, agricultural implements, aircraft and industrial equipment. The museum is named after Mr. Stan Reynolds, a Wetaskiwin businessman and world-renowned collector who donated a core collection of 1,500 artifacts to the Province of 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: 2019-05-21
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Drumheller and the Badlands

Departing from Calgary east into the endless golden prairies, the fertile land suddenly drops away into a strange and stark moonscape of weird striped hills and otherworldly rock formations 

Expires: 2018-09-30
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Camp in a Tipi or Trapper Tent

Book Rocky Mountain House camping now for summer. Camp in comfort. Cook bannock and trapper’s tea over a fire. Immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the fur trade. Includes Fur Trade Camp Kit: bison hide, period cooking kit, flint/steel fire-starting kit, bannock mix, trapper’s tea, spices, oil and soap.

Expires: 2018-08-31
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Prairie Fun Days/Open Farm Day

Camrose, Alberta
2018-08-18 to 2018-08-18 MST

Prairie Fun Days: Experience the beautiful Meeting Creek valley. Enjoy a 1913 Station & Elevator. Take a ride on a covered wagon. Hike or cycle the Linear Park trails along the abandoned right of way from highway 56 almost to Edberg. Using Discovery Packs identify the flora and fauna along the trail. Walk the labyrinth in the grasslands restoration area. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. purchase homemade pie, beverage and cookies in the community hall. Children’s fun activities are scheduled throughout the day. Entertainment at 2 p.m.

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Drumming & Dancing on the Plaza

Fort Macleod, Alberta
2018-07-04 to 2018-07-04 MST | Show All Dates

Drumming & Dancing on the Plaza takes place every Wednesday in July and August. Two performances daily at 11 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Experience authentic Indigenous culture in the open air. The best dancers perform to the beat of Blackfoot drumming and singing. Hear stories of how drumming and dancing connect us with ancient buffalo hunting culture. Sit with a Blackfoot Elder, interact with the performers, and take some photos!

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Harvest Festival

Wetaskiwin, Alberta
2018-09-01 to 2018-09-02 MST

The machinery is humming and the ovens are hot, so bring the whole family to take in the sights, sounds and smells of the bringing in the harvest. Watch as wheat crop is harvested using both steam and gasoline powered equipment, see the threshing machines at work, get a free tractor ride, play carnival games and win prizes in the Family Fun Zone, visit your animal friends in the petting zoo, view the modern John Deere equipment display, shop at the Farmers Market, purchase an open cockpit bi-plane adventure at the Aviation Display Hangar. Things you can do in the Museum: learn how to bake bread and sample a slice, make and eat a tasty treat with the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen, learn how to make rope, see how a grain elevator works, dance to the music of the Foggy Minded Mountain Boys.

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