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Have an historic experience at Alberta's heritage facilities

The 2017 visitor season at Alberta's historic sites, museums, interpretive centres and archives is almost here! See what's happening at a heritage facility near you.

Visitors to a provincial heritage facility enjoying a historical experience.

Below is a handy list of special events and activities happening around the province. For detailed info on each event, click on the name of the facility.

And as always, many historic sites, museums, interpretive centres and archives will be participating in the annual Culture Days festivities, happening Sept. 29 - Oct. 1.

2017 Special Events

Father Lacombe Chapel
Oh Canada! (July 1)
A Taste of the Past (July 23)
Mission Hill Day (August 13)

Fort George and Buckingham House
Bushcraft 1792 (July 15-16)

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Hillcrest Mine Disaster 103rd Anniversary (June 18)
Crowsnest Pass Doors Open and Heritage Festival (August 3 to 7)

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Hike to the Drive Lanes (First Saturday of each month starting May 6 to October 7)
Geocaching Beneath the Cliff (June 10)
National Aboriginal Day (June 21)
Drumming and Dancing (Every Wednesday in July and August)
Buffalo Harvest Days (September 29 – October 1)

Historic Dunvegan
150th Super Celebration Weekend (July 1 - 2)
Annual Fresh Air Market (August 6)

Remington Carriage Museum
Canada Day Party in the Park and McLaughlin Exhibition Celebration (July 1)
Miniature Horse Chuck wagon Championships (August 18 - 19)
Western Art & Gear Show (August 19 – 20)

Reynolds-Alberta Museum
History Road: The Ultimate Car Show (June 10 - 11)    
The Hagerty Driving Experience (July 22)
Motorcycle "Ride to Reynolds" (August 19)
Harvest Festival (September 2 - 3)
Metal Art Show and Sale (September 16 - 17)
Reynolds-Alberta Museum 25th Anniversary Celebrations (September 30)
Are You Afraid of the Dark? Halloween Haunting (October 28, 18+, 8 pm to 11 pm)
Spirits of Christmas (November 16, 18+ - 7 pm)
Christmas Shopping Party (November 23, Museum Store open until 8 pm)

Royal Alberta Museum
Re-opening early 2018 in downtown Edmonton.
Visit for updates.

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Visit for all special event info

Rutherford House
Dominion Day (July 1)
Sunny Summer Fair (July 23)
Rutherford House Remembers (November 5)
A Christmas Past (December 9)

Stephansson House
Poetry at Stephan's House (July 9)
Harvest Fair (August 20)

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Vintage Day/Kalyna Voice (June 25)
Ukrainian Day (August 13)
Friends Ukrainian Music Fest (August 27)
Harvest of the Past & Harvest Food Festival (September 10)

Victoria Settlement
The Great Alberta Potato Derby (August 20)

Last reviewed/revised: May 29, 2017