Visit Alberta’s historic sites and museums for free as the province celebrates Alberta Culture Days, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.
As part of the celebrations, all provincial historic sites and museums that are open for the weekend will be offering free admission and family-friendly activities for visitors.
“Alberta Culture Days is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our province’s heritage, arts community, volunteerism and so much more. It’s also an opportunity to acknowledge the significant role culture plays in our economy, as it creates jobs, attracts skilled workers, generates economic activity and revitalizes communities. I encourage all Albertans to get out and visit our historic sites or museums and celebrate all the things that make Alberta great.”
–Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
A complete list of participating provincial facilities is available online. In addition to free admission at open provincial historic sites and museums, highlights include:
- Alberta Foundation for the Arts (Edmonton): The AFA is celebrating 25 years of supporting the arts in Alberta during a commemorative event, live-streamed via Facebook.
- Head Smashed-in Buffalo Jump (Fort MacLeod): Take free interpretive tours, watch demonstrations by First Nations artists and enjoy buffalo-themed culinary treats.
- Reynolds-Alberta Museum (Wetaskiwin): Step beyond the barriers with a White Glove Tour of selected artifacts, build a thaumatrope and watch vintage cartoons in an indoor drive-in.
- Royal Tyrrell Museum (Drumheller): Activities include fossil casting, dinosaur hat crafting and raptor skeleton assembly as seen on Amazing Race Canada.
Three creative and energetic days kick off on Friday, Sept. 30. Throughout the province, local communities will also be putting on hundreds of free, interactive events and activities, offering something for everyone.
Follow Alberta Culture Days on Twitter @AlbertaCulture and #ABCultureDays, or like it on Facebook to get information on all the activities going on in the province.
Alberta Culture Days runs Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, and is part of the national Culture Days movement. It includes more than 800 communities, from coast to coast, and is helping to increase the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.
*some activities may have additional fees; check each site for details