5 Magic Memories at Heritage Park

Family fun at the rides of Heritage Park
Family fun at the rides of Heritage Park
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5 Magic Memories at Heritage Park

Canada's largest living history museum is like going back in a time machine.

As a living history museum, Heritage Park is like a time machine. From riding an authentic steam train and sailing on a paddlewheeler to checking out what midway rides were like in the 1900s, Heritage Park is an experience kids never forget, and a great way to spend the day as a family.

Here are five experiences that are sure to create lifelong memories for families at Heritage Park.

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Heritage Park Steam Train

Standard Gauge Railway at Heritage Park

Trains

Seriously, who doesn’t love trains? Heritage Park is the spot for train lovers. From the Railway Roundhouse where you can see how train engines turn around, to checking out the stations actually used in towns around Calgary and Lake Louise, which use to be known as Laggan, Heritage Park brings the train experience to life. Of course, nothing compares to riding the actual train itself. For those who love trains, riding on the Standard Gauge Railway is an experience they’ll never forget. When you see the cars up close, hear the steam whistle, and feel the heat and the power of a working steam engine, you’ll be taken back in time to an era when these powerful machines ruled the rails.

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Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park

Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park

Cars

Let’s face it, there aren’t many things cooler than old cars. A visit to Heritage Park is not complete without checking out Gasoline Alley Museum, which is open year-round. Not only does the museum have vintage automobiles, but you can also see old-fashioned gas pumps and car memorabilia to truly understand how folks drove throughout the first half of the 20th century.

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Conklin Lakeview Amusement Park at Heritage Park

Conklin Lakeview Amusement Park at Heritage Park

Midway Rides

Who doesn’t love rides? Well, the Conklin Lakeview Amusement Park – Heritage Park’s midway – features rides that were actually used in the early half of the last century. These are thrills you won’t find anywhere else! From The Caterpillar, one of the most popular attractions in history, to the historic Ferris Wheel, which was first used at Chicago World’s Columbian Exhibition in 1893! Kids and adults alike will remember these rides for years to come.

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First Nations Encampment at Heritage Park

First Nations Encampment at Heritage Park

First Nations Culture

Ready to explore? Heritage Park is home to three canvas teepees at the First Nations Encampment with a diverse collection of artifacts from the Plains First Nations culture. Kids will love taking part in traditional activities and tool demonstrations with stories from First Nations interpreters. Take this insider tip and make the First Nations Encampment your first stop in the morning to experience an opening smudge and prayer ceremony at the Yellow Otter Tipi.

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Ride the S.S. Moyie in the Glenmore Reservoir.

Ride the S.S. Moyie in the Glenmore Reservoir.

A Boat Ride


Heritage Park is a must-see attraction year-round for visitors of all ages. Visit heritagepark.ca for more information on everything you can do at the park and to plan your adventure.

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