Bachelor’s Tent Cabin


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Hours of Operation

  • Monday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibit Details

Area

The Settlement

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Category

Building/Museum

About the Bachelor's Tent Cabin

When an area was initially being settled, there was a frequent lack of permanent housing and a shortage of affordable building materials. Tents or tent cabins were an acceptable solution, since they were well suited to bachelors with limited resources and few expectations of luxury.

Many businesses, including the Calgary Herald, initially set up shop in tent cabins. The canvas fly on tent cabins could be removed, and the owner could abandon the wooden walls for months at a time, making these cabins ideal for seasonal use. Heritage Park built this tent cabin in 1976.

A Bachelor's Tent from the 1880's

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1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2V 2X3

Email: info@heritagepark.ca
Phone: 403.268.8500

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