Step Back in Time Sooner than Expected: Heritage Park Opens May 17

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May 8, 2024

Step Back in Time Sooner than Expected: Heritage Park Opens May 17

Calgary, AB – It’s too exciting and we just can’t wait for the Best. Summer. Ever!

For the first time in 60 years, Heritage Park will open on the Friday before the Victoria Day Long Weekend, allowing guests to get an extra day of fun and excitement at the Park. This year’s park theme is “Community,” a fitting theme considering the role Heritage Park has played in the Calgary community for the past six decades.

The opening ceremony for the Historical Village will be 11:30 in the Heritage Park Plaza.

Guests can expect to expect to see a greatly expanded programming line-up around the Park this season. Highlights include:

  • Broad-based storytelling from the Chinese, Indigenous and Black communities – and not just where you regularly expect to find them. Find all the new stories across the Park!
  • 41 New foods across the Park – from our favourite Hot Honey Fried Chicken Sandwich at the Selkirk to Carnival Fries at the Midway Treatery, menus across the Park have been revamped – can you try everything this summer?
  • Expansive street theatre – follow our theatre troupe around the Village and see these original productions first hand. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry (wel, probably not), but you’ll be entertained FOR SURE!
  • More adult programming – In addition to Bee hives and Ghost tours, the Curiosities and Oddities Tour will show that history is anything but boring and mundane!
  • More events! Whether it’s a “wild west” themed evening or rolling out the barrel at a brand-new Oktoberfest, there’s going to lots to do All. Year. Long!
  • It’s the 15th Anniversary of the Little Synagogue on the Prairie: special high holiday programming, a Yiddish Movie Night and songs and stories all summer long.
  • The Heritage Park Vow Renewal – Married at Heritage Park? Wish you were? Join us for a vow renewal ceremony with the thousands of other couples that have been married in this special place.

“We are ready for the Best. Summer. Ever at Heritage Park,” says Lindsey Galloway, president and CEO. “Holding such a special place in our community for 60 years, we’re looking to welcome our guests with the kinds of experiences that you can only have here at Heritage Park. And we’re so excited, we just couldn’t wait!”

This year, the second annual “Peek at the Park” will happen on May 16. This is an exclusive chance for members to get a look at some of the exciting programming and try some of our new experiences before the general public. Members will be invited to the Park from 5-7 that evening.

Starting May 18, Heritage Park will be open from 10-5 daily. Daily admission to the Park includes Gasoline Alley Museum, the Historical Village and all rides, exhibits, entertainment and activities. Membership pricing has been lowered to celebrate our birthday – adult annual membership starts at just $60! Daily admission is $34.99 for adults, $22.95 for youth (3-15) and $26.95 for seniors (65+). Children under 3 are free. For more information, visit or call 403.268.8500.


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About Heritage Park Historical Village

For 60 years, Heritage Park has been proud to be one of Canada’s leading living history museums. The Park is located on Treaty 7 territory, respecting the history, languages and cultures of the nations on whose traditional land we reside. A registered charity, Heritage Park receives hundreds of thousands of guests from around the world every year. A key contributor to the tourism landscape of Alberta since 1964, Heritage Park is an immersive educational and community hub, telling the diverse stories of the multicultural history of Western Canada.

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