Culture, Heritage & Arts

Albertans are proud of their colorful past and thrive on the diverse culture it has created. Take a step back to different points in time at the many museums and historic sites, seeing the world through the eyes of the different cultures that inhabited Alberta long ago. Be inspired by the richly diverse performing arts or by the art galleries and arts festivals flourishing throughout the province. Discover unique spaces at Alberta’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites marking natural and cultural points of international significance. 
Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi new World Heritage Site

Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi new World Heritage Site

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced the addition of this site at the 43rd session of its World Heritage Committee. Writing-on-Stone/Áísínai’pi contains the most significant concentration of protected First Nations petroglyphs (rock carvings) and pictographs (rock paintings) on the Great Plains of North America. 


Calgary's Newest Landmark the New Central Library Now Open

Calgary's Newest Landmark the New Central Library Now Open

Calgary's new Central Library opened this fall as a landmark and architectural destination and a place for locals and visitors alike to gather, learn, read, socialize, and connect. 


Plains Bison Return to Banff National Park

Plains Bison Return to Banff National Park

Parks Canada has announced that on February 1, 2017,  16 bison were successfully translocated to the Panther Valley in Banff National Park. Absent from the Banff wilderness for more than a century, this historic homecoming is an important celebration of the environment and culture of Canada’s first national park and a momentous way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. 


Alberta Celebrates Canada's 150th

Alberta Celebrates Canada's 150th

We have good reason to celebrate in 2017. Here are some Alberta events that honour Canada’s sesquicentennial...
 


Dig Into the Prehistoric Past

Dig Into the Prehistoric Past

More than 40 species of dinosaurs roamed Alberta 75 million years ago. Very few places on earth showcase the remains of so many species and complete dinosaur skeletons.


Make History on Heritage Day at Fort Calgary

Make History on Heritage Day at Fort Calgary

Join in the free family fun at Fort Calgary on Heritage Day.


Western Canada’s Heritage Celebrated at Heritage Park

Western Canada’s Heritage Celebrated at Heritage Park

Celebrate Canada’s rich cultural diversity and history this Heritage Day at Heritage Park.


Heritage Tourism Gets Boost From Major Investment

Heritage Tourism Gets Boost From Major Investment

A multimillion-dollar expansion of Fort Edmonton Park, supported by the Alberta government, means new jobs and economic growth for the city, the province and one of Alberta’s favourite tourism destinations.


Lougheed House Celebrates 125 Years Since its Construction

Lougheed House Celebrates 125 Years Since its Construction

Free Anniversary Party Hosted by Matt Masters on July 23rd


New Exhibit Paves the Way for Royal Tyrrell Museum Expansion

New Exhibit Paves the Way for Royal Tyrrell Museum Expansion

Alberta’s Royal Tyrrell Museum is getting even more exciting as it unveils a major new exhibit and a planned $9.3-million expansion.


 

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