Heritage Park Calgary

1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, Alberta T2V 2X3

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403-268-8500

Varies according to season.

Heritage Park Historical Village

About Heritage Park Calgary

Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park is a living history museum located on 127 acres of parkland on the banks of the Glenmore Reservoir, along the city’s southwestern edge.

As Canada’s largest living history museum by number of exhibits, it is one of the city’s most visited tourist attractions.

Heritage park is a recreation of late 19th and early 20th century Alberta. Most of the buildings are historical and authentic and were transported to the park to be placed on display.

What to do at the Heritage Park?

Things to do in Heritage Park Calgary

See and appreciate the many exhibits that details how life was in the previous era.

The exhibits include

Gasoline Alley Museum – Vintage Car Museum

A working steam locomotive and train that takes passengers around the park.

A streetcar from Calgary’s former streetcar system that shuttles passengers to and from the parking lot.

A re-creation of a paddle steamer, S.S. Moyie, that cruises the Glenmore Reservoir.

An antique working historical amusement park rides.

An aboriginal encampment representing the First Peoples in southern Alberta in the 19th century.

A working smithy, bakery (enjoy the smell of fresh baking), hotel.

Several shops and restaurants.

A Hudson’s Bay Company trading fort,the 1913 Little Synagogue on the Prairie.

Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village

There are vintage amusement rides for children.

The village holds special events seasonally like Historic Calgary week, Captain’s cruises and A day out with Thomas and private parties.

See the Heritage Town Square which represents a prairie urban streetscape from the 1930s to 50s. Admission is free in this area of the park.

Shop for Vintage gifts at Haskayne Mercantile Block

Have lunch or dinner at the Selkirk Grille, or coffee and a sandwich at the Railway Café.

During winter, the christmas event, Once Upon A Christmas is the perfect way to get into the true spirit of the holidays! Enjoy a scenic horse-drawn wagon ride around the Park, take in live historical theatre, sing carols in the church and don’t forget to visit jolly old Saint Nick and his reindeer! Discover the magic of Christmas past, as three of the historical family homes open their doors to share their Yuletide traditions.


Getting around Heritage Park

From the parking lot, there is a street car which takes you to the admission area for a small fee, or you can walk to the admission area which is located in the town square. The Gasoline Alley museum is located here.

Once you enter the park, either you can walk, or ride the train/ the horse drawn carriage to get around. You need to spend time in each period houses and buildings, to completely enjoy the park, which naturally will consume a lot of time. The train leaves every half an hour to forty five minutes, and the carriage rides twenty to thirty minutes; so in case you are in a hurry or just have less than half a day, you need to plan accordingly.

The paddle boat cruise takes about half an hour. One can also take a stroll along side the reservoir.

How to get to the Heritage Park?

Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village

Location & Directions to Heritage Park

Heritage Park is conveniently located just 20 minutes from downtown Calgary at 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Shuttle service is available from the Heritage LRT. Check Calgary transit route 502.


How long will it take to visit the Heritage Park?

Time Required to Visit Heritage Park – Anywhere from three hours to a day. Consider including this in your Calgary visit, if you have two days in Calgary.

How much to visit Heritage Park?

Admission/Rates Heritage Park

Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village

Winter Rates : Oct 9, 2018 to May 17, 2019

Heritage Town Square and Gasoline Alley Museum are open during winter

General (15 – 64) : $10.95

Child (3 – 6) : $5.65

Youth (7 – 14) : $6.95

Senior (65+) : $8.75

Captain’s Cruises:

Summer Rates:

 May 18 through October 8, 2018.

General (15 – 64):$26.50

Child (3 – 6): $13.65

Youth (7 – 14): $18.95

Senior (65+): $20.70

The above rates do not include GST.

The park also has special rates for two day visits & also offer annual passes. Check the above link for more details.

Accepted payments: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Debit.

Coupons : Calgaryattractions.com often features coupons for Heritage Park in the website.

Entertainment Booklet Coupon :  one complimentary admission when a second admission of equal or greater value is purchased.

When to go to Heritage Park?

Amusements inside Heritage Park Historical Village

Amusements inside Heritage Park Historical Village

Hours Heritage Park Historical Village

Winter Season

Gasoline Alley Museum : Open Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm & Closed Dec 25,26 & Jan 1

Haskayne Mercantile Block : Open daily 10:00am – 6:00pm  & Closed Dec 25,26 & Jan 1

Railway Café : Open daily 10:00am – 5:00pm & Closed Dec 25,26 & Jan 1

Selkirk Grille :Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch & dinner & Closed Dec 25,26 & Jan 1
Reservations recommended. Call: 403-268-8607

Summer Season ( May 18 through October 14, 2019 )

Historical Village: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Gasoline Alley Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday & Holiday Mondays

What about Parking, Amenities & Access at Heritage Park?

Parking will be $6.00 for a full seven hours if you arrive between 6am and 5pm, and $5.00 per ½ hr thereafter to a maximum of $20.00. Reduced fees for evening events and no fee for shopping in the plaza (for a maximum of 90 minutes).

Dining options available with reasonably priced food. Restrooms.

Limited wheel chair access, especially in the period houses.

Model Mania!
Model Mania!

Gasoline Alley Museum, Calgary

Date: February 17, 2018 To February 19, 2018

Timing: 12:00 AM To 11:59 PM

Railway Days - Heritage Park
Railway Days - Heritage Park

Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary

Date: September 22, 2018 To September 23, 2018

Timing: 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM

Thanksgiving Weekend
Thanksgiving Weekend

Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary

Date: October 6, 2018 To October 8, 2018

Timing: 12:00 AM To 11:59 PM

Ghouls Night Out and Ghosts & Gourmet
Ghouls Night Out and Ghosts & Gourmet

Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary

Date: October 25, 2018 To November 1, 2018

Timing: 12:00 AM To 11:59 PM

Once Upon a Christmas
Once Upon a Christmas

Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary

Date: November 24, 2018 To December 23, 2018

Timing: 9:30 AM To 4:00 PM

Day out with Thomas Calgary 2019
Day out with Thomas Calgary 2019

Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary

Date: May 4, 2019 To May 12, 2019

Timing: 12:00 AM To 11:59 PM

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