VISIT ALBERTA’S HISTORIC SITES AND MUSEUMS: EDMONTON AREA

Last month we showcased some historic sites and museums located in southern Alberta—this time we’re going to take a look at a few sites in and around the Edmonton area. From living museums to restored mansions to historic chapels, there’s a ton of history for you and your family to explore this summer.

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Father Lacombe Chapel
Located in beautiful Mission Park in St. Albert, the Father Lacombe Chapel is Alberta’s oldest still-standing building. Historical interpreters can lead you through the chapel and historic Mission Hill, and you can visit the crypt where Father Lacombe is buried. Father Lacombe has been restored to look much as it did in the early 1860s.

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Admission: by donation
Hours: 10 a.m.  to 5 p.m., daily until Labour Day

rutherford_houseRutherford House
Home to Alberta’s first premier, Rutherford House is a fully-restored Edwardian mansion located on Saskatchewan Drive on the University of Alberta campus. Costumed interpreters will give you a glimpse of what life was like for the famous family, as they used their home to entertain friends, relatives and influential Edmontonians for more than a generation.

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Admission: $7 adult, $6 senior, $5 youth, $20 family, children and military members are free.
Summer hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily until Labour Day
Winter hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, closed Mondays

ukrainian_village_harvestUkrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Want to experience sights, sounds and scents of Ukrainian pioneer life in east central Alberta? Costumed interpreters at this living, open-air museum help take you back to the time between 1892-1930, and show you the triumphs and hardships of Canada’s oldest and one-time largest bloc settlement of Ukrainian pioneers. Renowned special events and education programs happen all summer.

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Admission: $15 adult, $13 senior, $10 youth, $40 family, children and military members are free.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily until Labour Day

Reynolds-2Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Wetaskiwin businessman and world-renowned collecter Stan Reynolds donated thousands of artifacts to the Province in early 80s; now, that collection plus countless other artifacts make up the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. The museum interprets the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture and industry from the 1890s to the present.

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Admission: $13 adults, $11 seniors, $9 youth, $35 family, children and military members are free.
Summer hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily until Labour Day
Winter hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday until Victoria Day

 

 

One comment

  1. I have been wanting to see the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
    Also Reynolds Museum is great!! We were there a few weeks ago and loved it. We will be going back when the main exhibit changes! I blogged about our trip there earlier this month.

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