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Have an historic experience at Alberta's heritage facilities

The 2016 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. 30 - Oct. 2.

2016 Special Events

Father Lacombe Chapel
Oh Canada! (July 1)

Fort George and Buckingham House
Bears and Berries Festival (July 16)
Bushcraft 1792 (August 28)

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
Frank Slide 113th Anniversary (April 29)
Hillcrest Mine Disaster 102nd Anniversary (June 19)
CHP Doors Open and Heritage Festival (July 28 to Aug 1)

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Family Day (Feb. 15, 2016)
Hike to the Drive Lanes (First Saturday of each month starting May 7)
National Aboriginal day (June 21)
Drumming and Dancing (Every Wednesday in July and August)
Buffalo Harvest Days (Sept. 23 - 25)

Historic Dunvegan
Canada Day (July 1)

Oil Sands Discovery Centre
Canada Day (July 1)

Remington Carriage Museum
Miniature Horse Chuckwagon Championships (August 19 - 20)
Christmas Craft Show (November 12)
Christmas in Cardston (November 28)
Christmas Art Show (Dec. 1 - 31)

Reynolds-Alberta Museum
History Road: The Ultimate Car Show (June 11 - 12)
Motorocycle "Ride to Reynolds" (August 20)
Harvest Festival (September 3 - 4)
Metal Art Show and Sale (September 17 - 18)

Royal Alberta Museum
Re-opening late 2017/early 2018

Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Visit for all special event info

Rutherford House
Founder's Day (May 8)
Sunny Summer Fair (July 24)
Rutherford House Remembers (November 6)
A Christmas Past (December 11)

Stephansson House
Poetry at Stephan's House (July 10)
Harvest Penny Carnival (August 21)

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Celebration of Spring (May 23)
Vintage Day/Kalyna Voice (June 26)
Ukrainian Day (August 7)
Friends Ukrainian Music Fest (August 21)
Harvest of the Past & Harvest Food Festival (September 11)

Victoria Settlement
Iordan - Feast of Jordan (Jan.19, 2016)
Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival (Feb. 13, 2016)

Last reviewed/revised: May 4, 2016