Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Q: I can't find the heritage facility that I'm looking for. How do I find it here?

Q: In the brown band near the top of the page it states "Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums." What does this mean?

Q: I'd like to contact someone regarding a museum or site. Is there one main person that I can contact?

Q: Are there any deals on admission prices to the museums and centres featured here?



Q: I can't find the heritage facility that I'm looking for. How do I find it here?

A: There are a lot of museums, historic sites, interpretive centres and heritage facilities in Alberta. Not all are run by the Government of Alberta. This website profiles only those that are operated by the provincial government. For example, major heritage facilities like Fort Edmonton Park in Edmonton and Heritage Park in Calgary are operated by the civic governments of those cities.

If you can't find the heritage facility you're seeking, try these options:

  • Check the navigation bar on the left.
  • Use the search function at the top right of this web page. It will search the entire Government of Alberta website.

If you don't find what you're looking for on this website, then it's either not run by the Government of Alberta; it's closed to the public; or you may have an incorrect spelling.


Q: In the brown band near the top of the page it states "Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums." What does this mean?

A: This is a network of the historic sites, interpretive centres and museums that are operated by the Government of Alberta. It includes museums like the Royal Alberta Museum, Royal Tyrrell Museum, Reynolds-Alberta Museum and Remington Carriage Museum; a number of interpretive centres like Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and the Oil Sands Discovery Centre; as well as a number of provincial historic sites like Rutherford House and Historic Dunvegan. The navigation bar on the left has the full list with links.


Q: I'd like to contact someone regarding a museum or site. Is there one main person that I can contact with my question?

A: Go to the web section for the museum, centre or historic site that you're looking for information on. Each section will have a "contact" link where you can either phone or email the person responsible for that facility.


Q: Are there any deals on admission prices to the museums and centres featured here?

A: If you're planning on visiting several provincial museums and interpretive centres in Alberta this year (or if you find that you go to one many times), the best deal is to purchase an annual pass. This gives you admission to the full network of provincial interpretive centres and museums that are listed here. Adult, senior, youth and family passes are available. More information available here.

Last reviewed/revised: March 18, 2016