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 New Central Library is a Must See Landmark

Calgary's New Central Library is a Must See Landmark

Calgary's new Central Library has been touted as a must-see landmark, architectural destination and a place for locals and visitors alike to gather, learn, read, socialize, and connect. 


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.


Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, will open on Canada Day 2016

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, will open on Canada Day 2016

The National Music Centre confirms visitor details and announces opening events.


 

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