Heritage Park Historical Village

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Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village
4.5
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When you have the choice of everything from a thundering steam train to antique midway rides to beautifully preserved heritage buildings and homesteads, deciding what to do first isn't easy. Located in Calgary, Alberta, Heritage Park is Canada's largest living history museum, with hundreds of exhibits, rides, shops, restaurants and daily demonstrations and activities to keep the young and the young-at-heart captivated in the past. No two days at the Park are the same, so come back as often as you like for a history lesson you won't find in any textbook. Our operating season is from mid-May to early October each year.
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More than 3 hours
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from CA$11.55
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BlodynCymraeg
North Vancouver, Canada21 contributions
A really excellent day
Jul. 2021 • Friends
This was an excellent choice for a day in Calgary. We got the mid week 15% discounts and it wasn’t too busy at all. Despite Covid the place was well set up for distancing and sanitizing of hands, masks were optional by now (end of July 2020)
The steam train, paddle wheeler, wagon rides and midway were included in the admission price, and the layout was very pleasing. Plenty of tree cover if needed, it was a hot day so that was appreciated.
Food was ok, we would have loved more gluten free options but the GF chocolate brownie everyone sold was very good!
The best part was how knowledgeable the staff in the houses/buildings were, very impressive level of dedication and information, overall a lovely day. Travelled as a group of 3 adults.
Written July 28, 2021
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Chad D
4 contributions
A True Historical Gem
Jul. 2021
This is easily one of the best historical villages I have ever visited! The attention to detail in town reconstruction, and replica buildings such as Nelly McClung's House really enhanced the experience. There were many areas to visit in the town, encompassing different time periods, such as a ranch, a town centre, and a prospecting area, and each area had extremely welcoming staff to greet you and explain the historical significance of the area you were in. This village is great for adults who enjoy history, and kids will also enjoy their time spent here, with carriage rides, a steam locomotive, a paddleboat, and a midway devoted to carnival rides. This is a great experience for any history lovers visiting Calgary.
Written July 28, 2021
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Gurpreet K
17 contributions
Must visit
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Great for people who are interested in learning history. Or fun and food are good as well.
Workers are really nice and passionate. I loved the Anne Frank show. Excellent to educate children about the past.
Written July 19, 2021
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Audrey S
1 contribution
Wheelchair Inaccessible
Jun. 2021
I enjoyed Heritage Park to a point. It is a beautiful park with lovely scenery and the people working there were all friendly and helpful. The problem is that so many of the areas claim to be wheelchair accessible and that is simply not true. The roads are gravel which is difficult for a wheelchair and the sidewalks are vintage boardwalks requiring steps to get off and on. The park would need a lot of alterations in order to become accessible and they should at the very least, stop claiming to be wheelchair accessible. The admission was much too expensive for the many limitations that I encountered.
Written June 16, 2021
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Tee
Calgary, Canada12 contributions
Great fun for all ages!
Aug. 2020
I have always enjoyed an afternoon here. Many of the staff are very knowledgeable about the olden days.
Written March 8, 2021
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leah r
3 contributions
Office meeting
Jan. 2020
I was really impressed with how well the park is responsibly managing covid-19. The boys went on the Ferris Wheel and it was cleaned and each car was cleaned and sanitized quickly after each set of people left. Same thing riding the train. The hand rails were wiped down really quickly to make the ride enjoyable and safe.
Written December 15, 2020
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Lancer524
Calgary, Canada202 contributions
So much fun
Aug. 2020 • Couples
I went with my Love, and we walked around and experienced Heritage Park. I hadn’t been there for years. What an amazing experience and riding the train brought back so many fond memories
Written December 10, 2020
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stuartmA1283UT
Calgary3 contributions
halloween visit with 10 yr old grandson
Oct. 2020
This park, including of course the Gasoline Alley Museum, is wonderful. We visit a few times a year; the 2020 pre-halloween evening visit was particularly well done, with covid precautions in place, very well done. The village is historical, populated with buildings relocated from surrounding towns - example being a bakery, drugstore, Wainwright hotel, all from pioneer village era. They have a steam locomotive and passenger cars which you can hop on and off, also a historic paddle wheeler which takes you on a trip around the dam (Seasonal of course). Also anl old-time amusement park with a very nice ferris wheel, Caterpillar ride, etc etc - fun! (Seasonal). Rides are included in admission. Also an assortment of eating spots, ranging from amusement style mini donuts to higher end restaurants. A great spot for an afternoon or evening, especially with young ones.
Written November 14, 2020
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L C
2 contributions
AVOID THE SELKIRK GRILLE!!!!
Oct. 2020
The park itself is beautiful, especially with the autumn colors. Most docents are friendly and knowledgeable, especially the lovely ladies in houses which have working stoves. They were eager to share their knowledge on how to cook on these and we were happy to listen and learn. The train and grain elevator docents we encountered were less than friendly and unapproachable - not what you want in a family park.
Our experience at the Selkirk Grille was one of the worst I've ever had a restaurant; we were ignored, didn't receive service and when we expressed our frustration we were mocked and treated horrendously by a person named Ralph. I was shocked that someone who wasn't in a management position felt it was his job to argue with us and laugh when we tried to explain the total lack of service. Eventually a person named Mitch tried to rectify the situation and we appreciated this as he was the only staff member who was good at his job. Ralph's response is unacceptable in the service industry - I will make sure to let my friends and family know to avoid this restaurant completely.
Written October 5, 2020
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Il0verice
St. Albert, Canada127 contributions
Fun
My toodler loves this place.
She enjoyed the train rides, merry go round, and the swings! Loved the animals!She also enjoyed checking out the historic houses.
Written September 8, 2020
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