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Our most recommended Alberta Museums & Exhibitions

Calgary: Heritage Park Historical Village Admission Ticket

1. Calgary: Heritage Park Historical Village Admission Ticket

Complete your trip to Calgary with a visit to the Heritage Park. Spend an incredible day at Canada’s largest living history museum, and witness history come to life. Explore the historic buildings and antique machinery, ride authentic attractions, interact with costumed improvisational actors, learn about the history of Western Canada and have lots of fun. The park encompasses 4 distinct areas that you can reach by train or by feet: • 1880s Pre-Railway Settlement • 1860s Fur Trading Fort and Indigenous Settlement • 1900s Living Historical Village • 1930s to 1950s - Heritage Town Square Each area is full of exciting things to see and do, taking you back in time to the early days of Western Canada's history. Visit the exhibitions of Calgary's Electric Streetcar System, Standard Gauge Railway, Gasoline Alley Museum with an impressive vintage car collection, Hudson's Bay Company Fur Trading Fort and many others. Explore inside the historical homes and saloons, see a blacksmith in action, explore the origins of Alberta’s energy industry at Prospect Ridge – including the new STORYSEEKER exhibit. Visit the farm animals in the Ranch Area and find out how Veterinarians plied their trade at the turn of the century in the Vintage Veterinary Exhibit at the Nanton Livery Stable – also new for 2022. Don't forget to ride the antique midway rides, including the Ferris Wheel, Bowness Carousel, the Caterpillar and the Whip - the world's first thrilling attraction. Finish your day by riding the S.S. Moyie paddle-wheeler boat or take a horse-drawn wagon tour. Food and drinks are available in various locations throughout the park, along with several shopping opportunities to find the perfect souvenir.

From Calgary: Drumheller and Badlands Tour

2. From Calgary: Drumheller and Badlands Tour

After departing from Calgary, your first stop will be at Horseshoe Canyon, with the stunning views of the valley. Continue to the Hoodoos, where you will hop off the vehicle to enjoy views of these unique sandstone formations. Walk amongst these imposing structures.  Next, visit the Atlas Coal Mine. Designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2002, you ride an antique train and explore the mine on the underground tour. Stop for lunch at the old East Coulee School Museum for some great food and some rest before continuing the journey.  Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. Housing a collection of over 130,000 fossils, see mounted dinosaur skeletons including the T-Rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops. Look into the "Preparation Lab", where you can watch technicians prepare fossils for research and exhibition.

Canmore: Downtown Sightseeing Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

3. Canmore: Downtown Sightseeing Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

With your smartphone as your audio tour and guide, explore the best of Canmore as you learn about the surrounding mountains, parks, and rivers that have played a role in the town’s history. Visit Canmore Museum, see the Red Telephone Box, stroll around Friendship Park, and more. After downloading your tour on your phone (download instructions found on your confirmation voucher), the route begins on the east end of downtown Canmore. From here, see the Three Sisters Gallery before crossing the railway tracks, where you'll learn about the importance the Canadian Pacific Railway had on Canmore's development. Follow along a portion of the Bow Valley Trail where your audio guide will point out some sculptures and tell you about some of the mountains you can see to the north. Learn about some of Canmore's old coal mining equipment that you’ll walk past before making your way to the picturesque Policeman's Creek Trail. As you meander along a portion of the trail, hear about the creek, Bow River, and the Canmore Nordic Center. After about a kilometer, find yourself in the heart of downtown Canmore, where you'll hear about its history and historic buildings like the Canmore Hotel and the Canmore Miners Union Hall. Spot Mount Rundle, the Canmore Museum, and Geoscience Center and get a taste of nature as you head through Friendship Park. Finally, finish up your tour with a short walk through Centennial Park, followed by stops at the famous North-West Mounted Police Barracks and the Big Head sculpture where you'll learn all about how Canmore got its name.

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