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Calgary, Alberta

Heritage Park Historical Village

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Experience Western Canadian History First-Hand

This is not the "wild, wild west" as folks in the United States may think of it. The Heritage Park is a massive venue (more than 125 acres!) located on the southwest outskirts of Calgary, which documents the lives of the people who have come to, lived in and made the Canadian West their home. From First Nations peoples to the 1860s fur trade, through the settlements of the 1880s (before the railways were built) well into the 1950s, the park gives visitors a living history of the past in the Canadian plains.

This is, of course, a must-visit for fans of Plains history. Visit a Hudson's Bay Company trading post, a miner's cabin, the farm implement shed, the North-West Mounted Police sawmill (hey, in the 1880s, they had to build their own barracks even as they tried to keep the peace!), a dairy barn, the railway town and the famous Gasoline Alley that celebrates the automobile in the wide spaces of Alberta. Annual passes and summer day rates make the park accessible for local residents and visitors alike. Be sure to visit the Railway Café and the Selkirk Grille while you're there.

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