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Heritage Park Historical Village profile

By | May 24, 2023

More than 150 exhibits bring the past to the present.

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Heritage Park Historical Village logoDiscover what life was like in the Canadian West between 1864 and 1914 by visiting this re-created village framed by the Rockies. More than 150 exhibits, including many buildings transplanted from Calgary and other locations throughout Alberta, bring the past to the present.


The park includes a roundhouse and turntable with 30 locomotives and cars. A train ride gives you a view of the park. Make a day of your visit and wander from building to building, paying particular attention to the transplanted railway stations, rolling stock, and re-created carbarn. If it’s too hot, take a cruise on the water aboard the replica sternwheeler SS Moyie. Heritage Town Square represents a street scene from the 1930s to 1950s, complete with an automobile museum and a replica train station.

When to go

All of Heritage Park is open daily from mid-May through mid-October. Historical Village is open on weekends from September through mid-October. Then over the winter, Gasoline Alley Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.

Good to know

A short streetcar line connects the outer parking area to the main entrance. It’s well worth it to park out there, view ex-CPR 2-10-4 No. 5931 and S2 No. 7019, and then ride over to the gate in a replica Calgary or Winnipeg trolley.

Worth doing

Calgary’s 10-day annual Stampede, which can draw more than one million people, is the world’s largest rodeo. The event also features chuck wagon racing, agricultural exhibits, entertainment, and a parade.

Don’t miss

On Tuesdays during summer months, have lunch aboard the recreated dining car River Forth. Recreating railway dining in the early 1900s, the five-course meal is not included with park admission. See their website for current days, times, and availability.

Getting there

Heritage Park is approximately a 20-minute drive southwest of downtown Calgary. A shuttle service operates during park hours from the Heritage light rail stop.

Location: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB
Phone: 403-268-8500
Website: heritagepark.ca
E-mail: info@heritagepark.ca

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