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Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Hwy 16, 50km east of Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Alberta T6G 2P8, Canada
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A pleasant afternoon of history

We went on their opening day May 21. They had music and Ukrainian dancing. The buildings all had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LacombeFamily12
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Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
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Amazing!

we toured the village in the summer of 2017 and found it very interesting and educational. The... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Del D
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Kelvington
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Visit this award-winning provincial historic site showcasing Ukrainian settlement in East Central Alberta (1892–1930). Be a time traveler and interact with costumed role players portraying real-life Ukrainian pioneers. Explore more than 30 historic buildings including three churches of Eastern Byzantine Rite, a fully-functioning grain elevator, blacksmith shop and burdei (sod hut). Sample traditional food and visit our gift shop. Numerous special events. Located 25 minutes or 50 km east of Edmonton on Highway 16, just 3 km east of Elk Island National Park.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Hwy 16, 50km east of Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Alberta T6G 2P8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on their opening day May 21. They had music and Ukrainian dancing. The buildings all had actors dressed for the era. It was like walking through a small prairie town in 1940. We were all glad we went. It took about 3 hrs...More

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Ukrainian V, Manager at Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your visit with us, we’re pleased that you had an enjoyable day visiting with our costumed interpreters!

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

we toured the village in the summer of 2017 and found it very interesting and educational. The "players" at the village took you right into the era that they were portraying. I would recommend this tour to everyone...young and old! Had a great time!

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Every year I get an unlimited pass for Alberta’s Historical sites for about $50. You can’t beat it! My summer home is only about 20 minutes away from this awesome place just east of Elk Island Park. Sometimes I go three times in a week...More

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Ukrainian V, Manager at Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you for these positive words. We agree that the Experience Alberta's History annual pass is a great option for individuals and/or families who wish to visit our living history museum and other provincially-owned heritage facilities across Alberta. We look forward to seeing you out...More

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Reviewed January 2, 2018

The Village is somewhere where you can get a lesson on the Ukrainian history and enjoy the walk at your leisure. The staff never come out of their assigned periods of time, The food is excellent as well. Good place for the whole family to...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

Went here for two field trips with my kids' schools. It is a very cool place that is set up in period time. All the buildings are explorable and some are even interactive. Spread out over a large area, it is a good way to...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

If you want to experience the early way of living the Ukrainian settler had in Alberta, this is the place to go. It is located about 50 kms from Edmonton on a paved road. It covers a large area so wear your walking shoes. Dirt...More

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Reviewed September 22, 2017

All these years of driving by this place and we finally decided to visit on the long September weekend. It was a fall like day with the leaves turning colour. There were quite a few people here but their parking lot can accomodate many vehicles....More

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Great day trip, learn, eat and wander through history. The interpreters will play along as much as you're comfortable with and your learn a little something while enjoying a look into the past

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Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic day! Seemed we had the place to ourselves. Very interesting way to learn about history of early pioneers from Ukraine. Highly recommended

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

I love this place. The actors do a great job of interacting with others (especially children). There's lots of variety and many activities to take part in.

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happy2go80
June 26, 2017|
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Response from Ivan K | Reviewed this property |
The majority of buildings are open during regular visiting hours . In fact many buildings like the Gift shop, Restaurant, country Elevator, General Store have character actors dressed in period clothes to re-enact life of... More
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hengelhardt1
May 20, 2017|
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Response from Ukrainian V | Property representative |
Great question! We would recommend at least 2-3 hours to walk through our historical village and visit our new youth art exhibit called Where We Came From. Don't forget to build in time for lunch as we also have food... More
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911Kathyb
April 2, 2016|
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That you will have to check, I don't know. If you can google it.
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