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Heritage Park Historical Village
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$9.36*
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Heritage Park General Admission
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$112.23*
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Old West and First Nations Heritage Day Trip From Calgary
Ranked #2 of 306 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 largest living history museum, with hundreds of exhibits, rides, shops, restaurants and daily demonstrations and activities to keep the young and the young-at-heart captivated in the past. No two days at the Park are the same, so come back as often as you like for a history lesson you won't find in any textbook.
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Although it is a great venue for weddings, there really is nothing very entertaining to do. Younger kids may find it amusing to see all the old Wild West things, but teenagers will be bored out of their minds. There are far better places to go in Calgary.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Heritage Park is a passport to a simpler time, when the seasons dictated the pace of life, and for me, in particular, evokes nostalgia. As a child, during the 50's, I would visit my grandparents, who were farmers in rural Ontario. I still remember the pitchers and wash basins in the bedrooms, before indoor plumbing, the chamber pots under the bed, the wood stove in the kitchen and the old piano in the parlor. The purest water I've ever drank, came from a well in front of the house, was pumped by hand and carried by bucket into the summer kitchen. Heritage Park has all of these and more. I love to visit Heritage Park at Hallowe'en, for "Ghouls Night Out", an annual, spooky good time and "Once Upon a Christmas", for a horse-drawn wagon ride around the park and wouldn't miss the fall market, for the best bargain prices for fruit and vegetables in the city. My grandchildren love the old-fashioned "rides" at Heritage Park and we buy annual passes so we can take best advantage of of the best weather.

Thank Maureen K
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

A beautiful setting of a pioneer town, railway, horse and carriage transportation and wonderful employees make the visit to Heritage Park wonderful whether you are a child or an adult. Very few of us lived the lifestyle of the park and it shows us very quickly how lucky we are to have modern day amenities. My favorite things to do are the train ride around the park with the old steam engine with its distinctive sounds and whistle plus the S.S. Moyie boat ride around Glenmore Reservoir on an old steam wheeler. A visit to the bakery and different old stores help keep the nostalgia of the early 1900's along with a fair ground area for the children. No matter what you will enjoy a leisurely fun filled day.

Thank Jim c
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is an all encompassing example of an old Canadian village, complete with old houses, a Baker, Hotel with a Restaurant, Train, tracks & a Station, a Blacksmith, an Indian village, a Lake and a Paddle wheeler Boat, an oil drilling rig, etc. that has something for every age group. The older visitors will probably hear themselves say: "Hey, I remember having or using one of those at Gran' Pa's when I was a kid", while the younger ones will often be heard saying: "What on earth is that or those are for?" while licking on an ice cream cone. Worry not, it will all be explained or demonstrated to you by people who work there in Period Costumes.
A very worthwhile exhibit but you best be putting on comfy shoes to walk in. $Fees

Thank Jim L
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great travel in time to see how the colonists lived when they first arrived on this part of the world. "This is how the West was conquered!"

Great fun for the whole family!

Thank Nick H
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