Free Admission to Alberta’s Historic Sites, Museums for Seniors’ Week 2018

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Planning to visit Alberta? If you are a senior (65+), the week of June 3 – 9, 2018, maybe the best time to visit with many places offering free admission and other activities throughout the week.

Seniors can enjoy free admission to Alberta’s historic sites, museums and the Provincial Archives of Alberta during Seniors’ Week, June 3 – 9, 2018. From special events and guided tours to delicious cuisine and one-of-a-kind surroundings, Seniors’ Week is the perfect opportunity for people aged 65 and older in Alberta to experience provincial historic sites and museums.

All seniors (65+) can enjoy free admission to Studio Bell on June 4 and 5 as part of Seniors’ Week in Calgary.

Alberta’s Provincial Historic Sites

Brooks Aqueduct — Brooks

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This monumental aqueduct system stands as an engineering feat and a testament to the hardy agricultural pioneers who developed the region.

Father Lacombe chapel — St Albert

Step back in time to the 1860s with a visit to Father Lacombe Chapel. Join interpretive guides to explore the chapel, crypt, grotto, and cemetery on historic Mission Hill.

Fort George and Buckingham House — St Paul

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 — Crowsnest Pass

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Canada’s deadliest rockslide buried part of a town under 110 million tonnes of limestone on April 29, 1903, killing more than 90 people.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site — near Fort Macleod

Explore 6,000 years of Indigenous plains culture, at the oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jump in North America.

Historic Dunvegan — Fairview

Explore the stories of Indigenous, fur trade and mission life through four historic buildings on the banks of the mighty Peace River.

Leitch Collieries — Crowsnest Pass

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Lougheed House – Calgary

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 — Fort McMurray

Discover the history, science and technology of the oil sands.

Remington Carriage Museum — Cardston

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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 — Wetaskiwin

With an outstanding collection of cars, airplanes, tractors and industrial machines, the museum pays tribute to mechanical genius.

Royal Tyrell Museum — Drumheller

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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 — Edmonton

This historic home of Alberta’s first premier, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, comes alive with costumed interpreters, guided tours and special events.

Stephansson House — 30 minutes southwest of Red Deer

Experience the historically furnished 1927 home of Stephan G. Stephansson, Icelandic pioneer and one of Canada’s most prolific poets.

Turner Valley Gas Plant — Turner Valley

Come explore Western Canada’s first commercial oilfield and the birthplace of Alberta’s petroleum industry.

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village — 25 minutes east of Edmonton

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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 — near Smoky Lake

Explore the transitional history, from early fur trade to establishing a mission and settlement that became the town of Pakan.

Royal Alberta Museum (Closed for Relocation) — Edmonton

Largest museum in western Canada. Opening this year.

See here for the summer activities planned for the summer of 2018.

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