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Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Hwy 16, 50km east of Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Alberta T6G 2P8, Canada
+1 780-662-3640
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 16, 2003

As a child, I went to the Ukrainian Cultural Village Day Camps for several years. It was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life, and every year I enjoyed it immensely, even though I might have acted otherwise. It was a rich, colourful,...More

8  Thank FarAway7587
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 29, 2016

First, the good news. Many buildings and displays were excellent and well preserved. Some artifacts are very interesting. The "farm" character is charming. Now, the bad news. First, this seems to be an ethnic site that doesn't want other ethnics to visit it. I went...More

5  Thank Kay W
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

The staff are in role play from 100 years ago, and do it very well. In fact they live it all day long, even eating the food prepared the same way. The buildings are in very god condition and the churches particularly worth inspection. The...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I hate to give less than a "shining" review for this place - my dearly departed adopted Baba would be disappointed in me. I'd been wanting to visit the Ukrainian Cultural Village for many years, mostly because I thought they'd have cabbage rolls like Emily...More

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Ukrainian V, Manager at Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for visiting our living history museum. We strive to provide a positive experience to all visitors and appreciate your comments on what needs to be improved. We will share your comments on your dining experience with the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society,...More

Reviewed August 5, 2018

Very interesting look into Alberta's recent past. Even more interesting if you are of Ukrainian descent. Very knowledgeable and talented staff role-playing actual people that lived in 1890-1920s. There is a simple place to get a lunch there too (really good traditional Ukrainian dishes).

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Ukrainian V, Manager at Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for sharing your positive experience!

Reviewed July 30, 2018

This is a great way to spend a couple of hours on a nice day. There are great paths to walk and explore the village, or you can take a horse-drawn wagon ride.

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed July 26, 2018

My wife and I went to the Heritage center along with our young grandchildren to show them how prairie life used to be and show some of the diverse cultures that helped settle this part of Canada. Very enjoyable and informative. Some of the stores/exhibits...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Was fun to visit the village. The staff did a great job of portraying their characters. Most seemed to be able to speak Ukrainian as well. I enjoyed the grain elevator the most. Finding out how the bins, pulleys etc worked was interesting. It had...More

Thank bcbarons
Reviewed July 11, 2018

There is plenty of parking on site. The site is fairly walkable, mostly dirt walkways on the inner "townsite." It was great to see the old buildings with their contents inside. The staff playing the characters of the time (shopkeeper, school teacher, hotel keeper, etc.)...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We spent the day here and although some people are able to go through in 2 hours we spent about 5. We went on a tour which was very informative. Everyone is in period costume and does a superb job of letting you know what...More

Thank eek90
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Visiting the Ukrainian Village was like a trip down memory lane. From the old school houses to the hardware store and the grain elevator, it brought back so many memories of growing up in rural Alberta through the 60's and early 70's. Without moving too...More

Thank Brad A
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we had to rush because it closed at 5 pm but what we saw was great. In each location was an actor who took on the identity of a settler and described life in "their" time. You could ask all the questions you wanted....More

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Sherry B
June 29, 2018|
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Response from Ukrainian V | Property representative |
Thanks for the question. Here some information to help you plan your visit: - To maintain historical accuracy, buildings in the historical village have limited accessibility. - Our museum provides plenty of outdoor things to... More
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
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