History to explore
Experience Alberta's history at the many provincially-owned historic sites, interpretive centres, museums and archives across the province. Each location has information on their website to help plan your next Alberta adventure.
Download the map of all the locations across the province (PDF, 460 KB)
This monumental aqueduct system stands as an engineering feat and a testament to the hardy agricultural pioneers who developed the region.
Discover the life and work of Father Lacombe and early settlement in St. Albert. Explore the chapel, grotto, and cemetery.
Take a trip through time and experience the 1796 fur trade history, the life of the voyageurs and Indigenous peoples of the area.
Canada’s deadliest rockslide buried part of a town under 110 million tonnes of limestone on April 29, 1903, killing more than 90 people.
In the mid-1880s, aggressive government attempts to settle First Nations people on reserves set off a violent backlash at Frog Lake.
Explore 6,000 years of Indigenous plains culture, at the oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jump in North America.
Explore the stories of Indigenous, fur trade and mission life through four historic buildings on the banks of the mighty Peace River.
Explore the graceful ruins of an early 1900s Canadian-owned Crowsnest Pass coal mining company.
Lougheed House, the Beltline's hub of cultural happenings and programs, is a National and Provincial Historic Site, museum and restaurant.
Discover the history, science and technology of the oil sands. It’s the closest you can get without boots and a hard hat!
This prominent southern Alberta geological landmark is a historical site of great spiritual significance to the Blackfoot peoples.
Discover Alberta's past through millions of documents, photos, films and other records about our history.
The largest museum of its kind in the world, with the largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles on display in North America.
This museum’s vast collection of cars, airplanes, tractors and industrial machines offers a dynamic exploration of our mechanical heritage.
Visit the largest museum in western Canada for a history of Alberta you won’t find anywhere else!
Celebrate the spectacular diversity of life on Earth, from the tiniest grain of pollen to the mightiest dinosaur, at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
This historic home of Alberta’s first premier, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, comes alive with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.
Experience the historically furnished 1927 home of Stephan G. Stephansson, Icelandic pioneer and one of Canada’s most prolific poets.
Come explore Western Canada's first commercial oilfield and the birthplace of Alberta's petroleum industry.
Step back in time at this open-air museum where vibrant costumed role-players depict early settlement in east central Alberta from 1892-1930.
Explore the transitional history, from early fur trade to establishing a mission and settlement that became the town of Pakan.