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Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

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Address: Hwy 16, 50km east of Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Alberta T6G 2P8, Canada
Phone Number: 780-662-3640
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Visit this award-winning provincial historic site showcasing Ukrainian...

Visit this award-winning provincial historic site showcasing Ukrainian settlement in East Central Alberta (1892–1930). Be a time traveler and interact with costumed role players portraying real-life Ukrainian pioneers. Explore more than 30 historic buildings including three churches of Eastern Byzantine Rite, a fully-functioning grain elevator, blacksmith shop and burdei (sod hut). Sample traditional food and visit our gift shop. Numerous special events.Located 25 minutes or 50 km east of Edmonton on Highway 16, just 3 km east of Elk Island National Park.

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Great way to spend a sunny afternoon

I went with relatives from Saskatchewan in late August.It was a nice sunny afternoon so it was a great time for a walk.There were many other people there as well and everyone was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
gooilersLeduc
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went with relatives from Saskatchewan in late August.It was a nice sunny afternoon so it was a great time for a walk.There were many other people there as well and everyone was having a great time.The men and ladies in the houses were great playing their roles and they were very knowedgeable.We learned alot .I will go back again... More 

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Thank gooilersLeduc
Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, the good news. Many buildings and displays were excellent and well preserved. Some artifacts are very interesting. The "farm" character is charming. Now, the bad news. First, this seems to be an ethnic site that doesn't want other ethnics to visit it. I went with people who don't 'look' Ukrainian, including a Jew. The non-Ukrainians were greeted with suspicion... More 

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Thank Kay W
Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots to see and eat and do. It's a lot of walking, so be prepared, and bring water and some snacks. I like that everyone's in character, even if you're grilling them, and the buildings are well-kept and beautifully staged. We did a walking tour with a guide and it is well-worth it. We'll be back next summer!

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Thank Ney11
Sherwood Park, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We took some neighbours and they really enjoyed the Village so soon after they took visitors to the Village. It's so different (very authentic) from many tourist sites. We've been to the Village a few times, spaced years apart and enjoy taking our time and talking to the interpretive staff.

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Thank MarkDyrbye
Sherwood Park, Canada
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We have been to the village about three times in the last ten years and thoroughly enjoy each time. The costumes interpretive staff as well as the authentic buildings, shops and restaurant makes it feel like your back 100+ years. Being of Ukrainian descent and having family grow up in the area is special to me and my family to... More 

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Thank Toddodge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

On a trip up north to my parents I stopped at the Ukrainian Cultural Village for a break & to take my son. It was surprising how cheap their admission was! We loved the interactive individuals and authenticity of it all. My two year old son got to pet sheep and chase chickens. We had a traditional meal there too.... More 

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Thank MK H
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A fantastic way to spend the afternoon. The actors are fantastic, staying in character all the time, no matter how hard you try and trip them up! It's great watching them do every day activities, like cook, clean, feed the animals, dry herbs, etc. The setting is beautiful and peaceful, the homes authentic and well maintained. Do not be in... More 

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Thank Peggy W
Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Excellent spot for a day of education and exposure to the Ukrainian culture. Has a lot of exhibits and displays related to the Ukrainian settlement of NE Alberta. Well landscaped and excellent walking trails. Lots of sites for picnics or enjoying food purchased on site. Sometimes has farmers markets and concerts at a bandstand.

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Thank wapiti11
Alberta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We've been to the Ukrainian Village a number of times and it's a very unique experience in a living museum. My only frustration with this facility is the inconsistent access to experiences. This was quite frustrating when traveling in a group and some kids got to do things like "getting thrown in jail", helping the blacksmith, and using an antique... More 

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Thank PiperRayne
Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Maybe it is the tie to my family or the great job of replication or the interactive actors - I am not sure which brings me back year after year. Each season has something to offer. I was a teacher for yeas and would bring students for special programs. Then we would bring friends from out of town (and in... More 

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