Heritage Park Historical Village
Tourism Business - Attraction
Heritage Park Historical Village tells the significant and vital story of the settlement of Western Canada and how the unique western landscape formed the cultural foundation of who Western Canadians are today.
The Park offers guests an authentic, historical experience from four key times:
•1860s Hudson’s Bay Company Fur Trading Fort, Aboriginal Encampment and Catholic Mission
•1880s Pre-Railway Settlement: saloon, general store, homes and businesses
•1910 Historical Village: working shops, homes, restaurants, businesses, antique midway, horse drawn wagon rides and train rides
•1930s Heritage Town Square: shops, café, restaurant and Gasoline Alley Museum
Heritage Park features over 180 attractions and exhibits that reflect the challenges, lives and victories experienced by the generations responsible for the settlement of Western Canada. In many cases, the houses, stores and machinery at each exhibit are original. Thousands of Western Canada’s historical treasures have been generously donated and relocated to the Park.
Heritage Park is proud to preserve and share history in a way that lets visitors experience it with all five senses. Our costumed interpreters add another dimension to the immersive historical experience and bring our attractions and exhibits to life. Guests can ride a thundering steam train, take a relaxing wagon ride or enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Glenmore Reservoir on the S.S. Moyie Paddlewheeler. The smell of fresh cheese buns baking waft from the Alberta Bakery, while the friendly pioneer folk go about their daily lives and are always happy to share a tale or two with a visitor.
In 2014, Heritage Park will celebrate its 50th anniversary. To mark this significant celebration the Park will be holding a number of special events and opening two significant exhibits. The first will be the Famous Five Interpretive Centre and second will be the River Forth Dining Rail Car. Please visit our website for more information about these two new exhibits and the other golden anniversary celebrations.
Situated on 127 acres of rolling landscape, Heritage Park Historical Village is nestled on the banks of the Glenmore Reservoir with a breathtaking view of the majestic Rocky Mountains.
The Park is just 15 minutes away from downtown Calgary and is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
The Park is open year-round and has two operating seasons: summer and winter.
Heritage Park is a world-class tourist attraction, catering and educational facility.