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Discover How the West was Once at Heritage Park Historical Village. The Park has a lot to offer both the history buff and the pleasure seeker, alike. It's the perfect balance between historical fact, adventure, discovery - and of course, fun - that makes our story of western Canadian settlement so distinctive. With 127 acres, 180 exhibits, an antique midway, paddlewheeler and authentic steam train, there is more to explore!


Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada’s largest living history museum gives you an authentic taste of Western Canada from 1864 through the 1950s. The Park tells the significant, vital story of the settlement of the west and how the western landscape formed the cultural foundation of Westerners today.

The Historical Village offers an authentic experience from three key periods: the 1860s fur trading era, 1880s rustic pre-railway settlement and the bustling 1910 prairie railroad town.

Heritage Park brings the sights, sounds and adventure of Western Canada's past to life. Ride the thundering steam train, take a fun-filled trip to the antique midway, visit the world-class Gasoline Alley Museum, climb aboard the S.S. Moyie paddlewheeler, savour baked treats from the Alberta Bakery, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, explore the brand new in 2014 Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women and so much more! Don’t forget to say hello to the friendly period-costumed townsfolk who bring history to life.

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Amenities

  • 1 hr viewing time
  • 100% Non-smoking
  • 15 minimum group
  • AMEX
  • Coach parking
  • Compost
  • Debit Card/Interac
  • Energy conservation
  • Family friendly
  • Group booking
  • Group rates
  • Grow own produce
  • Guided tours
  • MC
  • Organic produce
  • Recycle
  • Source local produce
  • Visa
  • Wheelchair access

Directions

Calgary International Airport

  • Start going West on Airport Road NE.
  • Turn right onto 19th Street NE.
  • Turn left onto Airport Trail NE.
  • Merge onto Deerfoot Trail S/Provincial Route 2.
  • Take the Glenmore Trail E/W exit.
  • Merge onto Glenmore Trail SE.
  • Take the 14th Street SW ramp to get onto 14th Street.
  • Turn right onto Heritage Drive SW.

Calgary Tower

  • Start going East on 9th Avenue SW toward Centre Street S.
  • Turn right onto 1st Street SE which becomes MacLeod Trail SW.
  • Turn right onto Glenmore Trail SW.
  • Take the 14th Street SW ramp to get onto 14th Street.
  • Turn right onto Heritage Drive SW.

Calgary Stampede

  • Start going North on Olympic Way SE toward 14th Avenue SE.
  • Turn left onto 11th Avenue SE.
  • Turn left onto 1st Street SE which becomes MacLeod Trail SW.
  • Turn right onto Glemore Trail SW.
  • Take 14th Street SW ramp to get onto 14th Street.
  • Turn right onto Heritage Drive SW.

Dining

Heritage Park has a wide variety of food selections and dining options, from freshly baked treats to elegant fine dining. During our winter season, please visit Heritage Town Square for a tasty treat!

Open daily year-round, Heritage Town Square houses the Railway Cafe and the Selkirk Grille. The Railway Cafe is family-friendly and offers light lunches, freshly baked treats and hot drinks, whereas the Selkirk Grille offers elegant adult dining for those looking for fresh, organic, Canadian cuisine.

If your just looking to get your sugar fix, Switzer's Grocery & Confectionery is also open daily year-round, and is sure to have just what you're craving!

Buffet

Café

Coffee Shop

Family Style

Fine Dining

Kids Menu

Licensed

Picnic Area

Snack Bar

Vegetarian Meals

Affiliations

  • American Bus Association
  • Alberta Restaurant & Foodservices Association
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • National Tour Association
  • Tourism Industry Association of Canada

Groups

Groups will find plenty to do at Heritage Park, whether you have a few hours to explore or the entire day. Heritage Park offers several comprehensive tour group packages that deliver an exciting, authentic Western experience to your group. Choose your package and get the group on board!

Group rates for 15 people or more for the 2014 season are $16.24 for adults and $11.69 for children. Payment for the group must be made upon arrival unless prior arrangements have been made, and must be in one transaction. Please note that regular gate admission rates apply for groups with less than 15 people.

Make the most of your visit with a guided tour available only for group bookings made 10 business days in advance.

For bookings and all other inquiries, please contact Sales at 403-268-8526 or sales@heritagepark.ab.ca.

Accessibility

Corporate Events

Group Discounts

Guided Tours

On Site Motor Coach Parking

Reservations Required

Washroom Facilities

Number of children for group: 15

chaperones for a Group: 1

Number of Adults for group: 15

Number of Seniours for group: 15

chaperones for a Group:

Birth day parties:

Wedding:

Washroom Facilities:

Education

Heritage Park has become our country’s most engaging living history classroom, where visitors of all ages and from all walks of life can personally experience the heritage of Western Canada in a way that inspires, educates and entertains.

Our interactive School Programs bring students the unique opportunity to experience the lives of Western Canada's pioneers and settlers in our hands-on historic environment. Our variety of curriculum based programs give you choices and options for Kindergarten to Grade 7 and beyond!

Heritage Park also offers Summer Camps. Journey back in time to discover what it was like to travel by train, horse and wagon; learn your lessons in a one-room school house and even do chores around the ranch. Through fun hands-on activities, children will understand the everyday hardships and victories experienced by our early pioneers.

We also offer the Big Rock Brewing Course for adults to come and discover the basics of the complete craft brewing process with a Big Rock employee.

Adult Education Classes

Cloak Room

Guided Tours

In-house Classroom

Lunch Room

Special Promotion

Retail

In the early days of the West, a shopping excursion was a rare and keenly anticipated event. Experience the excitement again at Heritage Park, whether it's in the aisles of an old-fashioned candy store, a former harness shop or a used furnishings establishment, where you can take home some of the finest antiques available in Calgary. Have your photo taken in period costume at Park Lane Portrait Studio, or browse through Heritage Park's high-quality products in the Haskayne Mercantile Block. We guarantee it's a shopping experience unlike any other.

The unique and vintage shops within the Haskayne Mercantile Block are open to the public daily year-round from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Heritage Town Square. This gives our guests a chance to purchase quality items, even when the Historical Village is closed for the winter season.

Antique Shops

ATM

Bring your own Picnic

Change Stations

Fine Dining

Free Parking

Gift Shop

Liquor Licence

Picnic Area

Playground

Restaurant Family Style

Restrooms

Snack Bar

Vegetarian Foods

Wheelchair Accessible

Meeting Rooms

Room NameAreaLengthWidthCapacity
sq ftsq mftmftmTheatreBanquetClssrmRecpt
Calgary Town Hall 44040.88 267.92 175.18 20 20
Canmore Opera House 1300120.77 4914.94 278.23 100 64 40 100
Celebration Tent 108501008 16750.9 6921.03 2000 1000 500 1500
Chautauqua Tent 6100566.71 8024.38 6018.29 500 350 168 600
Founders' Lounge 1376127.83 4313.11 329.75 50 80
Gasoline Alley Grand Hall 4200390.19 10030.48 4212.8 400 1000
Gasoline Alley Mezzanine 4080379.04 8124.69 5115.54 250 160 84 344
Gasoline Alley Museum 150001393.55 400 1200
Gunn's Dairy Barn Main 3800353.03 7522.86 120 60 140
Gunn's Dairy Barn Upstairs 1232114.46 4413.41 298.84 80 48 60
Millarville Ranchers' Hall 1400130.06 329.75 319.45 40 60 40 80
Railway Cafe Orientation Centre 1280118.92 4012.19 329.75 72 72 36 90
Selkirk Gallery 1209112.32 3911.89 319.45 64 78
Wainwright Hotel 4300399.48 184 375
Wainwright Hotel Dining Room 2400222.97 7522.86 329.75 48 184 84 184
Wainwright Hotel Saloon 70065.03 278.23 278.23 70
Wainwright Hotel Upstairs 1540143.07 5516.76 288.53 130 24 40

Hours & Admission

Hours

  • Daily, May 18 to September 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • weekends only, Sept. 2 to Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Gasoline Alley Museum: daily, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1.

Admission

Adults (15-64) $24.99. Youth (7-14) $17.99. Children (3-6) $12.99. Seniors (65+) $19.99.
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