SO31 – Calgary Heritage Park
The park brings the history of Canada’s West to life through re-creations that chronicle the frontier, from the 1800s to the middle of the last century.
From forts and trading posts, First Nations’ encampments and rail lines, to a replicated 19-Century Prairie Village and the popular ‘Gasoline Alley’ museum ….. life in the West as it was once lived unfolds with the help of 1,800-plus volunteers.
And the park just recently announced a new project to honour the pioneers of Alberta’s oil patch, while exploring the past, present and future of our energy sector.
Heritage Park is truly a grassroots operation, and one that enhances our sense of community. I urge all Canadians to visit there when they travel to Calgary and see firsthand why this remarkable place is rightly called ‘Canada’s largest living history experience.’