Alberta’s historic sites and museums open their doors to the public to celebrate Alberta Culture Days from September 29th to October 1st.
As part of the celebrations, all provincial historic sites and museums that are open for the weekend will offer free admission and family-friendly activities for visitors.
Three creative and energetic days kick off on Friday, Sept. 29. Throughout the province, local communities will also hold hundreds of free, interactive events and activities, offering something for everyone. Albertans looking for activities in their community can find them using the National Culture Days Calendar.
“Alberta Culture Days is our largest celebration of arts, heritage, culture and community. For the past 10 years, Albertans have come together to share what culture means to them through family friendly, fun and inspiring events and I encourage everyone to join the party at the end of September to experience the joy of Alberta Culture Days.”
Alberta Culture Day activities include*:
- Alberta Foundation for the Arts (Edmonton): Six free interpretive tours of the Capital Boulevard Legacy Public Art Project – Canada 150 in downtown Edmonton.
- Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (Fort MacLeod): Free interpretive tours and demonstrations by First Nations artists and enjoy buffalo-themed culinary treats.
- Provincial Archives of Alberta (Edmonton): The latest exhibit highlighting 150 Canadian firsts. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Edmonton Food Bank.
- Reynolds-Alberta Museum (Wetaskiwin): A 25th-anniversary celebration with cake and activities, such as vintage vehicle tours and open cockpit bi-plane adventures (weather permitting; additional charges apply).
- Royal Tyrrell Museum (Drumheller): Discover the seven wonders of the badlands with a guided hike that takes you to ancient rocks with stories to tell. Enjoy family friendly activities such as fossil casting and dinosaur hat crafting.
*Some activities may charge additional fees; please check each site for details
Alberta Culture Days is part of the National Culture Days, which includes more than 800 communities from coast to coast and helps increase awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.