The biggest living history museum in Canada, Heritage Park offers so much to do. Visitors might need more than just a weekend in order to see all there is to see at this fascinating experience. Part theme park, part state fair, and part museum, Heritage Park is sure to delight kids, teens, and adults as they wander through time in this outstanding park!

Visitors can travel to times as early as the 1860s in this unique and exciting historical park. Each shop, restaurant, and activity is centered around and saturated in Canada’s history- even the staff dress up and play the part, acting as mini tour guides everywhere guests go!

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Activities And Things To Do

When guests aren’t eating or shopping, they can partake in a culinary workshop or stroll through an automobile museum!

Culinary Workshop Series

Channel Laura Ingles Wilder and learn how to make pickles, sauerkraut, and pie in this finger-licking good time! Participants will learn how to safely can, ferment, and preserve the food using time-tested techniques, and guests also will get the chance to take home recipes and edible gifts!

When:

  • (Pickles) September 26, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • (Sauerkraut) October 17, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • (Pies) November 21, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Where: The Innovation Crossing building
  • Pricing: $75 per person
  • Register ahead of time here!

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Gasoline Alley Museum

One of the biggest collections of antique vehicles and artifacts, this 75,000 square foot automobile history museum is sure to excite car lovers of all ages! With lots of hands-on activities within the museum of families, the Gasoline Alley Museum would certainly be an excellent stop at Heritage Park.

  • Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, until October 11, 2021
  • Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary, AB T2V 2X3, Canada
  • Pricing: Free with admission!

Shopping

Historical Villiage

For those wanting to snag a great souvenir to take back home, the Historical Villiage is the perfect place. With six shops providing goods like toys, candy, clothing, and more, guests will truly feel like they’ve stepped back in time to the late 1800s.

  • Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Days: September 7, 2021, to October 11, 2021, Saturdays, Sundays, Thanksgiving

Claresholm General Store: Guests can purchase and eat candy in this sweet-and-sentimental store.

Botsford Harness Shop: Here, visitors can pick up various knick-knacks like nostalgic wooden toys, porcelain figurines, and other special gifts and memorabilia.

Post Office and Telephone Exchange: Grab a postcard and a stamp at this historic, working post office!

Haskayne Mercantile Block

Open all year, the Haskayne Mercantile block includes five different shops separate from the park. Guests can browse groceries and gifts or gorge on Heritage Park’s renowned chocolate fudge in this picture-perfect row of shops.

Hours:

  • Open daily, 10 am to 6 pm, until October 11
  • October 12-December 31 Open daily, 11 pm to 5 pm

Harvey’s Confectionary

  • Visitors can eat delicious ice cream and cand and sip on sweet sodas at this popular nostalgic ice cream parlor.(Hours differ from Haskayne Mercantile Block)
  • Open every day, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, until October 11, 2021
  • October 12th, 2021 through December 31st, 2021: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Switzer’s Grocery and Confectionary: Visitors can grab a beverage, purchase kitchenware, authentic Canadian food, and fresh-baked goods at this 1930’s-themed grocery store.

The Corner Emporium: A true souvenir shop, the Corner Emporium has any guest’s needs covered. Visitors can get toys, products with Heritage Park’s logo, and the famous chocolate fudge.

The Plaza Mercantile: Offers clothing, jewelry, historic-inspired home décor, and educational western books.

Toy Shoppe: Kids will love the selection of games and toys at the Toy Shoppe!

Eat and Drink

If guests are “fed up” with hard candy and creamy ice cream, there are also some good restaurants within Heritage Park that are sure to satiate any appetite!

The Selkirk

Enjoy fine dining in a cozy, nostalgic setting at The Selkirk. With a motto that says “Casually Canada. Historically Inspired”, guests can get a crisp heirloom tomato and bocconcini salad for lunch or indulge in blackened crusted mahi-mahi with pineapple cilantro salsa for dinner in this exceptional restaurant.

  • Lunch: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Wednesday through Sunday
  • Happy Hour: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday through Sunday
  • Dinner: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wednesday through Saturday
  • Location: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW Calgary, AB

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Drew’s Saloon And Stopping House

In a building built in 1886, guests can snack on light bites while enjoying a refreshing drink.

  • Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Days: September 7, 2021, to October 11, 2021, Saturdays, Sundays, Thanksgiving
  • Location: 1880s Pre-Railway Settlement

Breakfast At The Wainwright Hotel

At this historic hotel, guests can enjoy homestyle breakfasts on select Sundays throughout the fall and winter!

When: Sundays, October 17, 2021 to November 28, 2021

Admission to Heritage Park

  • Adult (aged 16-64): $29.95
  • Youth (aged 7-15): $19.95
  • Children (aged 3-6): $14.95
  • Seniors (aged 65+): $22.95

In conclusion, Heritage Park, Canada is a spectacular place to learn all about Canada’s intriguing history! In this real-life themed museum, guests can walk the streets from shop to shop! With hundreds of shops, restaurants, and things to do, Heritage Park, Canada should be on everyone history buff’s Canadian itinerary!

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