Directory

Experience Alberta's history at the many provincially-owned historic sites, interpretive centres and museums. You'll find heritage experiences that range from the quaint and charming to the incredible and awe-inspiring.

  • Brooks Aqueduct
    This monumental aqueduct system stands as an engineering feat and a testament to the hardy agricultural pioneers who developed the region.
  • Father Lacombe chapel
    Discover the life and work of Father Lacombe and early settlement in St. Albert. Explore the chapel, grotto, and cemetery.
  • Fort George and Buckingham House
    Take a trip through time and experience the 1796 fur trade history, the life of the voyageurs and Indigenous peoples of the area.
  • Frank Slide Interpretive Centre
    Canada’s deadliest rockslide buried part of a town under 110 million tonnes of limestone on April 29, 1903, killing more than 90 people.
  • Frog lake
    In the mid-1880s, aggressive government attempts to settle First Nations people on reserves set off a violent backlash at Frog Lake.
  • Head-smashed-in Buffalo jump
    Explore 6,000 years of Indigenous plains culture, at the oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jump in North America.
  • Historic Dunvegan
    Explore the stories of Indigenous, fur trade and mission life through four historic buildings on the banks of the mighty Peace River.
  • Leitch Collieries
    Explore the graceful ruins of an early 1900s Canadian-owned Crowsnest Pass coal mining company.
  • Lougheed House
    Lougheed House, the Beltline's hub of cultural happenings and programs, is a National and Provincial Historic Site, museum and restaurant.
  • Oil Sands Discovery Centre
    Discover the history, science and technology of the oil sands. It’s the closest you can get without boots and a hard hat!
  • Okotoks erratic rock
    This prominent southern Alberta geological landmark is a historical site of great spiritual significance to the Blackfoot peoples.
  • Photo of  people doing research
    Discover Alberta's past through millions of documents, photos, films and other records about our history.
  • Remington Carriage Museum
    The largest museum of its kind in the world, with the largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles on display in North America.
  • Reynolds-Alberta Museum
    This museum’s vast collection of cars, airplanes, tractors and industrial machines offers a dynamic exploration of our mechanical heritage.
  • Royal Alberta Museum
    Visit the largest museum in western Canada for a history of Alberta you won’t find anywhere else! Now open in downtown Edmonton.
  • Royal Tyrell Museum
    Celebrate the spectacular diversity of life on Earth, from the tiniest grain of pollen to the mightiest dinosaur, at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
  • Rutherford House
    This historic home of Alberta’s first premier, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, comes alive with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.
  • Stephansson House
    Experience the historically furnished 1927 home of Stephan G. Stephansson, Icelandic pioneer and one of Canada’s most prolific poets.
  • Turner Valley Gas Plant
    Come explore Western Canada's first commercial oilfield and the birthplace of Alberta's petroleum industry.
  • Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
    Step back in time at this open-air museum where vibrant costumed role-players depict early settlement in east central Alberta from 1892-1930.
  • Victoria Settlement
    Explore the transitional history, from early fur trade to establishing a mission and settlement that became the town of Pakan.