About Ukrainian Cultural heritage Village, Lamont County, Alberta
History is brought to life at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, an open-air museum where costumed role-players recreate the life of early Ukrainian pioneers that settled in east central Alberta from 1892-1930.
Step back in time to hear real stories of hardships and triumphs in Canada’s oldest and one-time largest bloc settlement of Ukrainian pioneers.
The village was established in 1974.
What to do at Ukrainian Cultural heritage Village?
Attractions & Things to do
Explore more than 30 relocated and restored structures including a burdei (sod house), a one-room school, grain elevator, blacksmith shop and three churches of Eastern Byzantine Rite.
Learn about Galician and Bukovynian immigration to Canada, how the rural community functioned and flourished during early 1900s through the costumed role-players who truly takes you back to early settlers’ life in east central Alberta by remaining in character at all times.
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village hosts a variety of special events, exhibits and feature days to share the story of east central Alberta’s Ukrainian pioneers. Special events take visitors of all ages back to east central Alberta’s cultural and agricultural roots. If you have never been to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, special events are a perfect way to learn about Ukrainian culture and history in Alberta.
Make your experience complete with authentic Ukrainian food.
The village is also available for private functions.
When to visit Ukrainian Cultural heritage Village?
Ukrainian Cultural heritage Village Hours
Open daily from 10 a.m. 5 p.m., May long weekend to Labour Day.
2016 Summer Season
Saturday, May 21 to Monday, September 5 (May Long weekend to Labour Day), 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily
Open on Sunday, September 11 for Harvest of the Past & Harvest Food Festival
Open on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 for Iordan-Feast of Jordan Remainder of the Year.
The site is closed to the general public from the day after Labour Day to the May long weekend. However, we are open for pre-booked tours, school groups, private functions and to the general public for special events from Monday to Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Time required to visit:
Two hours or more depending on interest.
How much to visit Ukrainian Cultural heritage Village?
Adult (18 to 64 years): $15.00
Senior (65 and over): $12.00 (regular day)
Youth (7 to 17 years): $10.00 (regular day)
Child (6 years and under): FREE
Family (includes two adults and their children 7 to 17 years of age): $40.00
Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society Member FREE
How to get tickets?
Admission is paid at the front gates.
Types of payment accepted:
Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Debit and US Dollar.
How to get to Ukrainian Cultural heritage Village?
Located in Lamont county, Ukrainian Cultural heritage Village is 25min east of Edmonton on HWY 16 (40 minutes from downtown Edmonton), right next to Elk Island National Park.
GPS: 53.568431, -112.795901
Go east on Yellowhead Hwy (HWY 16) and turn south on Range Rd 195A to reach the village.
Free parking available on site.
No public transit available.
What about Amenities & Accessibility at Ukrainian Cultural heritage Village?
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an outdoor living history museum. It is located in a rural setting, and weather conditions may differ greatly from conditions in the city of Edmonton.
Appropriate clothing is essential for a safe and enjoyable visit:
Good walking shoes are recommended. Sunscreen and sun hats during bright, hot summer days.
No food or drink is allowed in historic buildings; however, water bottles are permitted.
Pets are not allowed unless the owner requires their assistance. Smoking is not permitted in the historic village.
No alcohol is permitted at any time.
The following visitor amenities are available at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village:
Food services – open during summer season only.
Gift shop – open during summer season only.
Large picnic area with fire pits (no wood supplied).
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is a Visitor Information Centre for the surrounding area. Plan your tour of Lamont County and Kalyna Country Ecomuseum when you visit our Visitor Reception Centre. Please note that there are no accommodations or camping available at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
Nearest campground is at Elk Island National Park Visitor information centre for the surrounding area
All images © Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.