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When you have the choice of everything from a thundering steam train to antique midway rides to beautifully preserved heritage buildings and homesteads, deciding what to do first isn't easy. Located in Calgary, Alberta, Heritage Park is Canada's...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, Alberta T2V 2X3, Canada
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We we late arriving here and spent an afternoon when a whole day is needed! Nevertheless we enjoyed seeing all the vintage cars and fuel pumps on display.We enjoyed the steam train ride round the site. We saw some of the many authentic buildings. We...More
Having been Beamish in NE England & St Fagans in S Wales we were delighted with our visit to the Heritage Park in SW Calgary.
A good variety of domestic, commercial and industrial buildings moved to or recreated at the site provided a good background...More
My family loved this place . This is one of places where u go with your parents when little and then take ur kids when they are little . Nice place to go back in TIME !! some things like SMALL small homes , was...More
I remembered coming to the historical park as a kid for a field trip. It was great then and it's even better now. New exhibits and a lot of new restorations being done like the 100 ton train crane. It's extraordinary for all ages.
We had a few hours to kill before catching our flight so we decided to check out Heritage Park. It is probably very much like Williamsburg in the States (which I have yet to visit, by the way, but I've read a lot about it.)...More
This is an all-inclusive adventure with something for everyone to enjoy. At the Heritage Square entrance there is a large two story museum of antique vehicles and old gasoline pumps and signs called Gasoline Alley. All in mint condition. There are four steam train stations...More
Looking for something to do in Calgary and listened to suggestions and went to the Village.
They do an excellent job of reviving the past with only a few "historical inaccuracies " as they say.
A truly well done venue and an excellent way of...More
The covered wagon was more a part of the American west development than Canadian. The only working horse-drawn wagons here are for tours of the villages depicting three periods of development of Alberta's early history... More
The covered wagon was more a part of the American west development than Canadian. The only working horse-drawn wagons here are for tours of the villages depicting three periods of development of Alberta's early history. Aboriginal history is represented elsewhere, which may be a miss on the part of Heritage Park. It is primarily about European settlement.
I believe the park opens on the May long weekend. However, Gasoline Alley is open, and has wonderful antique automobiles for viewing all year long. There is also a restaurant, and stores containing antique collectibles.
Fort Edmonton Park versus Heritage Park Historical Village (4 Replies)
Hello, We will be touring both Edmonton and Calgary. Fort Edmonton Park and Calgary's Heritage Park Historical Village seem very similar and I am thinking of only going to one. Which is the better one? I have two boys - 13 and 10. We like history, culture and trying local food. Any advice?
April 29, 2017|
Suggest you look at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. History, culture and fantastic ethnic food.
Heritage Park Historical Village (2 Replies)
I am doing some forward planning for September. We arrive in Calgary on a Saturday evening (after our coach tour which has crossed the Rockies) and do not fly out until the Monday at 5.25 pm. We thought that it would be good to go to the Calgary Heritage Park Historical Village - can we get there and back again by public transport on a SUNDAY? Times of departure both ends, journey duration and cost? Please could someone help with this. Also we need somewhere to stay for the 2 nights which...More
March 08, 2015|
I am not sure what you meant by your first question; 'Getting there and back on a Sunday', where are you hoping to get back to? I would recommend a hotel near Macleod Trail and Heritage Drive. This would be about 7-10 minutes from Heritage Park. Heritage Station (C-train and bus loop) is also at this intersection. You would be able to take the train downtown or a bus up to Heritage Park (there used to be a Heritage Park shuttle--not sure if it is still offered). There are many hotels of...More
One day in Calgary (3 Replies)
Hi, We are visiting the Canadian Rockies between July 15-July 24. On our way back home to Vancouver, we were thinking to visit Calgary. We are going to leave Canmore on July 21 and stay at night in Drumheller (visiting on the next day the Royal Tyrrell Museum). I am looking for recommendations how to spend the day in Calgary and get the best out of it. Right now I have on my list to visit the Heritage Park Historical Village. We are 3 adults (including our daughter who is 21yrs). Thank...More
July 03, 2016|
Response fromTwila P|
Do you have a full day in Calgary or just a few hours? Heritage Park will take you a few hours on it's own. After that, I suggest you visit the new East Village area of downtown. There's a restaurant/coffee shop in that area with a great patio overlooking the newly refurbished St. Patrick's Island Park. This whole area is newly redone after the destruction of the 2013 floods. Further west of East Village is the Eau Claire area of downtown which is also nice for a stroll. You can walk...More