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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
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| Hwy 16, 50km east of Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Alberta T6G 2P8, Canada
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All reviews perogies cabbage rolls heritage village old school role playing day trip train station couple of hours like stepping back in time horse drawn wagon elk island prairie life entrance fee on site gift shop large area hardware store
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A lot of walking. So be prepared. Not enough food selection and the food they do have is very costly! I suggest bringing a lunch and drinks. But definitely worth seeing. The horse ride is nice! A lot of open space. Not a lot of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

We went on a cool, summer day. Be sure and take whatever tour is offered. Gives you a much better understanding and gets you into buildings that might otherwise be closed. Make sure to engage the staff who are dressed in costume. This will make...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RonB473
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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ontario76
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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).

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Taras V
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chigwell_D
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wolfbearj
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
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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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