Alberta Museums, Heritage & Historical Sites

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Alberta Museums, Heritage Sites and Historical Landmarks help us remember and honor the important moments embedded in our history. Each Alberta community museum, regional historic landmark, heritage street and/or building, provincial and national historical site celebrates the traditions and innovations of our first pioneers and the language, dance, dress and cultures of our First Nation people.

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Alberta Historical Sites

Alberta, Canada heritage and historical sites celebrate, protect and recognize such destinations as dinosaur archaeological dig sites, land slides, heritage rivers, fur trading posts, North West Mounted Police forts, wildlife sanctuaries, pioneer settlements, historical homesteads and First Nation villages, battle sites and hunting grounds. Some sites are free admission and are as simple as a self guided walk along a pathway decorated with information signs.The more developed sites tend to be paying attractions with an assortment of various services and amenities. Some of the extras may include gift stores, restaurants, art galleries, ancient exhibits, artifacts, movie theatres, board rooms, interpretive tours and actors dressed in period clothing.

Alberta Museums

Almost every community in Alberta has a museum telling the stories of the region. Community and regional museums house important artifacts and provide loads of information detailing the past in the region. There are also specialty museums which operate on a theme and focus on a particular part of our past. For example there are museums which specialize in aviation, farming, dinosaur, natural resources and more. 

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