Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village



Be our guest - Free admission for wildfire evacuees

Now until September 5th, 2016, regular admission fees will be waived at provincially-owned historic sites and museums for evacuees of the Alberta wildfires. Evacuees will be required to provide photo identification or a postal code as proof of residency for family admission. We hope access to our sites and museums provides an opportunity for displaced Albertans to enjoy some activities together during this difficult time.


History is brought to life at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, an open-air museum where costumed role-players recreate the life of early Ukrainian pioneers that settled in east central Alberta from 1892-1930. Step back in time to hear real stories of hardships and triumphs in Canada’s oldest and at one-time largest bloc settlement of Ukrainian pioneers.

Explore more than 35 relocated and restored structures including a burdei (sod house), a one-room and two-room school, grain elevator, blacksmith shop and three churches of Eastern Byzantine Rite. Special events take visitors of all ages back to east central Alberta’s cultural and agricultural roots. Make your experience complete with authentic Ukrainian food.

The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village opens for the 2016 summer season on Saturday, May 21.

Located only 25 minutes east of Edmonton along Highway 16, just on the east side of Elk Island National Park.

Before your visit, please review Pet Policy...

Please note the Village's Pet Policy about bringing pets to the Ukrainian Village.

Last reviewed/revised: June 13, 2016