Heritage & Culture

Albertans are proud of their colorful past and thrive on the diverse culture it has created. Take a step back to different points in time at the many museums and historic sites, seeing the world through the eyes of the different cultures that inhabited Alberta long ago. Be inspired by the richly diverse performing arts or by the art galleries and arts festivals flourishing throughout the province. Discover unique spaces at Alberta’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites marking natural and cultural points of international significance. 
From Seed to Sip

From Seed to Sip

Situated along Whisky Row (a notorious prohibition-era strip created a century ago) in the tiny town of Turner Valley lies Alberta’s first craft distillery and their commitment to the history in those hills has them preserving traditional farming techniques. 


Plains Bison Return to Banff National Park

Plains Bison Return to Banff National Park

Parks Canada has announced that on February 1, 2017,  16 bison were successfully translocated to the Panther Valley in Banff National Park. Absent from the Banff wilderness for more than a century, this historic homecoming is an important celebration of the environment and culture of Canada’s first national park and a momentous way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. 


Alberta Celebrates Canada's 150th

Alberta Celebrates Canada's 150th

We have good reason to celebrate in 2017. Here are some Alberta events that honour Canada’s sesquicentennial...
 


Jasper Celebrates Pride in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

Jasper Celebrates Pride in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

You know how pride festivals work in big cities.  Jasper Pride takes it beyond the predictable parade and party, and throws one of North America’s most unique LGBTQ celebrations. 


World’s Top Travel Publications Name Canada and Alberta as Place to Be in 2017

World’s Top Travel Publications Name Canada and Alberta as Place to Be in 2017

Country’s 150th anniversary drawing traveller interest from around the globe


Dig Into the Prehistoric Past

Dig Into the Prehistoric Past

More than 40 species of dinosaurs roamed Alberta 75 million years ago. Very few places on earth showcase the remains of so many species and complete dinosaur skeletons.


Close Encounters of the Fur Kind

Close Encounters of the Fur Kind

An abundance of wildlife (587 species of mammals, birds and fish) in Alberta’s extensive parks and natural areas makes the province a prime spot for wildlife viewing.
 


East-End Attraction

East-End Attraction

Contender for the trendiest neighbourhood in Calgary, the East Village is Calgary's newest community drawing crowds from all over.


Discover Heritage Park in a New Light... At Night

Heritage Park’s premiere Halloween event for adults, Ghosts and Gourmet, returns for three nights. 


Fall Harvest Experiences in Alberta

Fall Harvest Experiences in Alberta

The fall harvest season – late August through November – is the perfect time to discover Alberta’s bountiful agri-tourism, culinary and craft beverage offerings. 


 

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