Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village
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With more than 200 exhibits and attractions spread over 127 acres of lush parkland, Heritage Park Historical Village has a lot to offer both the history buff and the pleasure seeker. It’s the perfect balance between historical fact, adventure, discovery and fun that makes our take on the tale of Western Canada’s history so unique. Tour the Park on an antique steam train, set sail aboard Calgary's only paddlewheel ship, visit the farm animals at the ranch, learn about Blackfoot culture in the First Nations area, engage with Western Canada’s energy past, present and future at Prospect Ridge, explore a bustling young prairie town and discover one of the world’s largest public collections of antique vehicles at Gasoline Alley Museum. The Historical Village is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the May long weekend until the first weekend in September, then open weekends until mid-October. Gasoline Alley Museum is open year-round.
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Ashley
Cochrane, Canada434 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
My family and I came for the Christmas activities including the horse drawn carriage ride. Prices are reasonable and I was able to get a buy one get one 50% off coupon. There are a lot of cool historical buildings and activities. You can learn a lot about Alberta’s history here. I can’t wait to visit in the summer!
Written January 15, 2020
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We are so happy you were able to experience Once Upon a Christmas! You are correct - our event is likely the best valued Christmas event in Calgary! See you in the summer!
Written January 23, 2020
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James R
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Oh my heavens I learnt so much! From speaking to First Nations staff and learning about their lives and history, looking at how the RCMP have evolved, the way the oil and gas industry affects things... Even just down to the truly lovely staff who were more than happy to just stand and chat with us.

As a couple, plan on about 6 hrs there. If you take kids, write the day off as there is LOTS to see.
Written August 31, 2022
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Mara1454
Calgary, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Heritage park is a ideal place to take your family or loved one. So much to see and do. Love the heritage it tells, feels like you were actually living during that time. Makes you realize what our ancestors went through. Enjoy and make sure you go this summer and enjoy!
Written February 11, 2020
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We recreate history to give you that lived experience! Thanks so much for this review!
Written February 19, 2020
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Eddie T
Calgary, Canada98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Heritage Park offers the opportunity to experience life as it was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including a full village with several shops (post office, school, farm, etc) equipped with original items as they were back in those days. It also has a small amusement park, a full sized steam train and a steam boat which can get very crowded by lineups, though they are a nice experience.

Overall, it is a great place to spend a beautiful summer day in Calgary, especially for families with young children.
Written November 15, 2022
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BandKNorfolk
Norfolk, UK220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A very good place for a day out and family freindly. Lots of parking but you have to pay to park. Admission fee reasonable and lots to see and do. We walked around the site and taked with a few of the guides who explained what the exhibuts were about. A very good history lesson on the aerly pioneers of this vast region. Styaed almost to closing time. Only one disappointment was that the staem locomotive was not running due to the water shortage in Calgary at the time due to the main water pipe being broken. All water saving measures were being applied. We ll woth a visit.
Written July 6, 2024
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stuartyoneknobi
co. donegal432 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Cannot say enough good about this place
We had a spare day in Calgary before we picked up the RV and it was a fantastic way to spend it. The park is wonderful and the staff are very nice and informative the restaurant was good and the cafes the same. They have a proper steam train going through the park. For young kids or old this is a top attraction
Written December 18, 2023
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Nadya S
Calgary, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It is living historical village where you can ride train and steam boat, all staff dressed in western historic costumes. We also visited mine, bought delicious bread in bakery. They have fun rides for kids. Amazing ladies at Synagogue gave us very interesting information, which we posted on our YouTube channel "Plaisir Travel". It was fantastic day to spend at Heritage Park, highly recommend.
Written August 13, 2022
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SUN & DAGGER TATTOO DESIGN CO.
Calgary, Canada21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
A Historical Gem In Calgary. I went with friends and we all had a huge Blast. Everyone is Uber Friendly Love the Energy and The Rich History!! Great for Everyone. Super Clean and lots to see in 1 Day It really makes you Step back in time and Escape the Modern world. Can't wait to visit again one day.
Written May 19, 2022
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Mike L
Calgary, Canada423 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Better in the summer but still a go to in the winter around halloween and xmas. Gift shops and fine dining open all year round just outside the gates. Trains in the summer, cruise boat, midway!
Written February 11, 2020
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There is always something to do at Heritage Park!
Written February 19, 2020
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kristybrules
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Heritage Park Calgary was a pretty fun day. Admission is $13 per adult or $22 if you want to go on the rides. It is neat to see all the old style buildings and see the old artifacts they have there. It is quite open and the grounds are done up very well. We didn't spend the whole day there - although you probably could if you did absolutely everything in the park. We did ride the steam train which was very neat, and we toured through the buildings, had some ice cream, bought some candies that kind of thing....We are planning our wedding there I believe for August of next year - the old hotel (wainwright hotel) is where the reception would be and it is quite neat in there...and then we will be married outside on the lawn by their big gazebo. It will be an awesome spot for pictures for sure :) You can also go on the SS Moyie boat onto the Glenmore resevoir...
A lot of the rides are geared towards children - like the ferris wheel and the boat swings, so for families it would be a very neat day. I pictured it differently than it is - but it is still quite nice and a good way to spend a nice day in Calgary.
Written July 18, 2005
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