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Heritage Park Historical Village

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Address: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta T2V 2X3, Canada
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+1 403-268-8500
09:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

When you have the choice of everything from a thundering steam train to...

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.

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The exhibits at Heritage were very interesting and gave a view of what life was like in frontier Alberta

Reviewed 30 June 2016
Cristina M
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2016

The exhibits at Heritage were very interesting and gave a view of what life was like in frontier Alberta

Thank Cristina M
Heritage_ParkYYC, Marketing at Heritage Park Historical Village, responded to this review

Hi Cristina M, Thanks for your review. Have a great day. The Heritage Park Team More 

Llangollen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

I have been to quite a few heritage parks around the world but this is by far the best. I was there all day and could easily have spent longer, had it been possible. There is so much to see and experience, from riding on the old steam loco, learning about the first nations, visiting so many interesting historic buildings,... More 

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Heritage_ParkYYC, Marketing at Heritage Park Historical Village, responded to this review

Hello PhilipMoren, Thanks for your review. We're happy you enjoyed interacting with our knowledgeable and friendly staff. Have a great day. The Heritage Park team. More 

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34 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Truly a wonderful way to spend the day. The staff is excellant and very friendly, you can tell they like their jobs. Riding on an old steam train, visiting the old buildings and leaning a little about the history. A relaxing day.

Thank David W
Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

Make sure you have a few hours to really take in all there is to see - heritage homes, old time midway rides (extra cost), paddlewheeler on lake, steam train around the park, different era homes and attractions (forts, barns, main street...). Tons of food at different locations, candy store, ice cream parlour, fresh goods at the bakery...a fabulous day... More 

Thank spazzygal
Basildon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Just a 15 minute trip on the C-Train from City Hall station, then a 5 minute bus ride (no. 502) takes you here. Worth every penny. Large place, laid out as in the old west, the staff dressed up and acting as though they are the original inhabitants (bit weird at first, but you get used to it). Lovely old... More 

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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here for a long time. Did an amazing job of fixing up all the facilities and the park. You also gotta love when you get to ride in a paddle boat.

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Unfortunately, hadn't been in over 6 years. Prices are high inside .ice cream, bakery products ($1.50 cookies and $3.75 cinnamon buns) and the worst is the Midway cheeseburger which is overcooked like a hard hockey puck, tasteless and requires 20 minutes to get it from the grill costing you CAD$10.25. Highlight of the day is the old LIMA 0-6-0 locomotive... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I started the day by watching 4 deer feeding.Wandered all over the park,riding the paddlewheeler and the train. Spent time in all the different buildings.From country baked goods to the balcksmith making child sized candle holders.Something for everyone.Kids rides and carnival games to dinner in the Selkirk Grille.Tea on the patio anyone.A rainy day wouldn't be as busy but dress... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

I have lived in this beautiful city my entire life and did not know that the train at heritage park host a dinner train every Tuesday at 11-2 pm The food was wonderful, the staff efficient and polite. It was a bit costly but worth every $ of it. We toured the park till we were rained heavily upon but... More 

Thank Jacy W
High River, Canada
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

A good day out with the chance to see some heritage homes and businesses and learn their history. Lovely grounds for picnic, fairground with old-style rides, modern play area, steam train, horse and wagon and paddle steamer rides included in the admission fee. Car museum has good display of cars through the ages, plus a good play area for younger... More 

Thank Nicki1718

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