Heritage Park Historical Village
Discover How the West was Once at Heritage Park Historical Village. The Park has a lot to offer both the history buff and the pleasure seeker, alike. It's the perfect balance between historical fact, adventure, discovery - and of course, fun - that makes our story of western Canadian settlement so distinctive. With 127 acres, 180 exhibits, an antique midway, paddlewheeler and authentic steam train, there is more to explore!
Heritage Park Historical Village, Canada’s largest living history museum gives you an authentic taste of Western Canada from 1864 through the 1950s. The Park tells the significant, vital story of the settlement of the west and how the western landscape formed the cultural foundation of Westerners today.
The Historical Village offers an authentic experience from three key periods: the 1860s fur trading era, 1880s rustic pre-railway settlement and the bustling 1910 prairie railroad town.
Heritage Park brings the sights, sounds and adventure of Western Canada's past to life. Ride the thundering steam train, take a fun-filled trip to the antique midway, visit the world-class Gasoline Alley Museum, climb aboard the S.S. Moyie paddlewheeler, savour baked treats from the Alberta Bakery, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride and so much more! Don’t forget to say hello to the friendly period-costumed townsfolk who bring history to life.
- 15 minimum group
- 2 hr viewing time
- Coach parking
- Debit Card/Interac
- Family friendly
- Group booking
- Group rates
- Guided tours
- Limited wheelchair access
- Organic produce
- Smoking area(s)
- Source local produce
Heritage Town Square, open daily year-round, houses the Railway Cafe and the Selkirk Grille. The Railway Cafe is family-friendly and offers light lunches, freshly baked treats and hot drinks, whereas the Selkirk Grille offers elegant adult dining for those looking for Canadian cuisine.
The Historical Village offers family-friendly dining with full meal selections in Gunn's Dairy Barn and the Club Cafe. As well, the Wainwright Hotel offers sit-down dining with full course meals.
For a quick meal, stop by the Midway Treatery or Shepard Station for hot dogs and other delicious snacks. Don't forget to leave some room for dessert at the Vulcan Ice Cream Parlour or stop by the famous Alberta Bakery for buns, tarts and other fine confections.