Kalyna Country’s Heritage Attractions
Home to aboriginal peoples from ancient times and to Woodland Cree tribes since the mid-18th century, the Kalyna Country region was the first part of Alberta to be traversed by European adventurers. The North Saskatchewan valley was initially explored by Anthony Henday of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1754-1755, after which Peter Pond (1778), Peter Fidler (1792) and David Thompson (1812), were among the trailblazers who opened up the territory to the fur trade. As a result, Kalyna Country is also home to several fur trading posts (see map – 98K) formerly operated by the Hudson’s Bay and the North West Companies, such as Fort GeorgeBuckingham/House (est., 1792) and Fort Victoria/Victoria Settlement (est., 1864), both of which have been developed as provincial historic sites.
In the late 19th century the Kalyna Country wilderness was heavily settled by an influx of East European immigrants, chiefly Ukrainians and their Old World neighbours, the Poles, Romanians, Slovaks, and “Vlksdeutsche” Germans. To this day, the prosperous rural communities dotting the most historic countryside in Alberta have a distinctly multicultural flavour.
Museums & Attractions
Much of the rich multicultural heritage of the region has been preserved in the two dozen traditional and open air museums of Kalyna Country. Among the more significant displays of artifacts are those housed at the Regional Museum in Vegreville and the open air pioneer museum at Shandro. Learn about Ukrainian settlement in the area at the Basilian Fathers Museum in Mundare and at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Provincial Historic Site. Learn about Métis culture through development of an Interpretive Centre near Victoria Settlement, known as Victoria Landing.
Check out this beautiful viewpoint at Savoy Alberta.
Address: 5313 – 50 Ave Box 233
Andrew, AB Canada T0B 0C0
Phone Number: (780) 365-2237
Fax Number: (780) 365-3632
BASILIAN FATHERS MUSEUM
Address: 5335 Sawchuk Street Box 386 Mundare, AB Canada T0B 3H0
Directions: 2 km north of Highway 16 in Mundare
Phone Number: (780) 764-3887
BATTLE RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY
1001 – 1 Ave Box 2936 Wainwright, AB Canada T9W 1S9
Phone Number: (780) 842-3115
BEAVER LAKE CAIRN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Beaver Lake Cairn was unveiled in September 2006 commemorating the Beaver Lake School District which was in operation from 1892-1951. It was one of the first districts between Edmonton and North Battleford.
6336 – 166 Ave. Mundare, AB Canada T5Y 3M0
Directions: located 10 km south and 4 km west of the Mundare junction of Hwy 16 & Hwy 855
Phone Number: (780) 456-0407
BONNYVILLE & DISTRICT MUSEUM
4401 – 54 Avenue Box 6995 Bonnyville, AB Canada T9N 2H4
Phone Number: (780) 826-4925
BRUDERHEIM WALKER SCHOOL
Bruderheim, AB Canada
Phone Number: (780) 764-335
CAMROSE & DISTRICT CENTENNIAL MUSEUM
4522 53 Street Box 1622 Camrose, AB Canada T4V 1X6
Phone Number: (780) 672-3298
CAMROSE HERITAGE RAILWAY STATION & PARK
History comes alive in the 1911 Railway Station with self or guided tours. Observe how organic garden methods result in our exceptional Victory Garden & 12 flower gardens. Children’s Secret Garden for the little ones!
4407 – 47 Avenue Box 1174 Camrose, AB Canada T4V 1X2
Phone Number: (780) 672-3099
for a listing of events at the Station.
CANADIAN TRACTOR MUSEUM
The Canadian Tractor Museum preserves, portrays and interprets a Canadian point of view on the history of tractors and related equipment. We have on display over 90 restored tractors and 30 stationary engines, 100’s of toy sized tractors and implements and many other artifacts related to agricultural heritage.
CENTRALTA TOURISM SOCIETY
Tout au long de l’autoroute 2 au nord d’Edmonton, vous trouverez plusieurs villes et villages tres francophones. Cette region maintenant surnommee Centralta, inclut les villes de St-Albert, Morinville et Legal.
Francophone History in the Heart of Albert: to develop tourism in central Alberta via local and national Francophone roots.
COOKING LAKE BLACKFOOT HERITAGE INTERPRETATIVE CENTRE
twp 524 & RR 210 Waskahegan, Ardrossan, AB Canada
Directions: East of Sherwood Park
Phone Number: (780) 922-1153
EDGERTON AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Hwy 894 & Hwy 610
Box 174 Edgerton, Alberta Canada T0B 1K0
Directions: South west corner of Edgerton
Fax Number: (780) 755-2181
Phone Number: (780) 755-2189
ELK POINT PIONEER MUSEUM
FORT GEORGE & BUCKINGHAM HOUSE
6015 Twp Rd 565 County of St Paul, Alberta #318 5025 – 49 St. St Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A4
Directions: 13 km SE of Elk Point on Hwy. 646
Phone Number: (780) 645-6256
Fax Number: (780) 645-4760
Phone Number: (780) 724-2611
FORT HERITAGE PRECINCT
A historic village made up of 8 heritage buildings plus the 1875-1885 North West Mounted Police Fort that overlooks the North Saskatchewan River.
10006-100 Avenue Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta Canada T8L 0J3
Phone Number: (780) 998-1783
Fax Numr: http://www.fortsask.ca/heritage
Phone: (780) 998-1783
FROG LAKE MASSACRE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE MARKER
Gibbons Museum – 780-266-9147
Katie – 780-923-2148
Jean – 780-923-2564
Gibbons Town Office – 780-923-333
HEINSBURG RAILWAY THEME PARK
Market Garden and heritage tours. Everything can be personalized. We grow vegetables, herbs, and berries, naturally, offering a wide variety.
17438 Victoria Trail Box 1083 Smoky Lake, Alberta Canada T0A 3C0
Directions: 1km west of Hwy 855 along north bank of the North Saskatchewan River
Phone Number: (780) 656-2114
HISTORICAL VILLAGE & PIONEER MUSEUM AT SHANDY
Located on Hwy 857, midway between Hwy 45 & Hwy 28, north of Willingdon.
A proud partner of the Kalyna Country Ecomuseum, this open air museum features fourteen major building and artifacts from 1900-1930.
Admission by donation.
Outdoor museum depicting pioneer settlement from the early 1900’s.
Willingdon, AB Canada
Directions: Hwy 857, 9km N of Willingdon.
Phone: (780) 603-1198
HOLDEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Visitors will experience displays of a pioneer kitchen, an outdoor Piche oven, general store, church, schoolroom, barbershop, tools and a parlor full of beautiful handcrafted items. Housed in the original Fire Hall, built in 1911, complete with original jail cell. Join us at our season opening – 3rd weekend of May, Holden Farmers Day – 2nd Saturday of June, and Season Closing – 1st weekend of September.
4928 – 50th Avenue Box 32 Holden, Alberta Canada T0B 2C0
Directions: 1/2 block east of mainstreet Cenotaph
Phone Number: (780) 688-3593
HOLY CROSS UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH PROV. HISTORIC SITE
INNISFREE PRAIRIE BANK OF COMMERCE MUSEUM
5203 50 Ave. Box 69 Innisfree, AB Canada T0B 2G0
Phone Number: (780) 592-3886
Phone Number: (780) 592-2300
Childhood home of internationally renowned Company’s Coming® cookbook author, Jean Paré, this 1928 house along with the 1934 Anglican church forms the centerpiece from which Irma history unfolds in our museum. A recent addition, Jean Pare’s playhouse has also been fixed up as part of the museum and that there is a new building that houses a 300+ lamp collection of Irvin and Doreen Bell’s along with other articles.
53 Street Irma, AB Canada
Directions:north end of mainstreet
Phone Number: (780) 754-2261
KALYNA COUNTRY ECOMUSEUM TRUST SOCIETY
K C E is dedicated to the preservation of the unique history, natural beauty and culture of east-central Alberta for all those who experience it.
4922 – 52 Ave Box 496 Vegreville, AB Canada T9C 1R6
Phone Number: (780) 632-4161
Fax Number: (780) 632-4162
Toll Free: (888) 452-5962
KINGMAN REGIONAL SCHOOL MUSEUM AND TEA HOUSE
222 Main St Box 97 Kingman, AB Canada T0B 2M0
Directions: Kingman, 26 km northeast of Camrose on Hwy 833 & Hwy 617
Phone: (780) 672-6969
Phone Number: (780) 672-8220
LLOYDMINSTER CULTURAL AND SCIENCE CENTRE
4420-50 Ave Lloydminster/SK, AB Canada T9V 0W2
Phone Number: (306) 825-5655
LOUGHEED IRON CREEK MUSEUM
Explore our village within a village. Walk on a real boardwalk just as they did in the early 1900s. Visit our Norwegian log hall, lawyer’s office, shoe shop, grain elevator, Groveland and Cambridge schools, and Anglican church where we hold church services and weddings to this day.
MALLAIG & DISTRICT MUSEUM
Box 211 Mallaig, AB Canada T0A 2K0
Phone: (780) 726-2614
Phone: (780) 635-3757
MANNVILLE CROSSROADS MUSEUM & TOURIST INFORMATION
Mannville, AB Canada T0B 2W0
Directions: Located on the east side of Hwy. 881
Phone Number: (780) 763-2304
Phone Number: (780) 763-3567
Fax Number: (780) 763-3868
MANNVILLE HISTORICAL TELEPHONE EXCHANGE
Hours: Summer Phone for current hours
Home of the AGT’s longest serving telephone operator, Mrs. Rutherford, who worked 1917-1965. Experience early telephone switchboard operations. Discover our community’s history at this designated Alberta historic site.
Lord Mayor of London Tea – last Friday of June at the library
Parade Breakfast – second Saturday in August at the gazebo
Metis Cultural Interpretive Centre with Zipline nestled on the bank of the North Saskatchewan River.
MICHIF CULTURE & RESOURCE INSTITUTE
The Michif Institute is located in the heart of Alberta Metis homeland St. Albert. It’s mandate is to Promote, Preserve and Protect the Metis culture of the area. We are located in the historic 1895 Juneau House. The Michif Institute houses a unique collection of artifacts and library resources. Check out our Facebook page: Michif Cultural & Metis Resource Institute to find upcoming programs and events and to see our New Gift shop.
Hours: by appointment.
The Michif Institute is located in the heart of Alberta Metis homeland St. Albert.
9 Mission Ave St. Albert, Alberta Canada T8N 1H5
Phone Number: (780) 651-8176
MUSÉE HÉRITAGE MUSEUM & HERITAGE SITES
4A Meadowview Drive (Grain Elevator Park) 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place (Musée Héritage Museum) St. Albert, AB Canada T8N 3Z9
Phone Number: (780) 459-1528
Phone Number: (780) 419-7354
Fax Number: (780) 459-1232
MUSEE MORINVILLE MUSEUM
10010 – 101 St. Box 3252 Morinville, AB Canada T8R 1S2
Phone Number: (780) 572-5585
Hours: Year round Wednesday to Saturday from 12 to 5pm.
Visit the Musée Morinville Museum located in the “old convent,” declared a Provincial Historic Site, to experience the heritage, culture, and arts in the community. Learn about the founding of Morinville and get a dose of local history by browsing the rotating bilingual exhibits. View the Pioneer Women’s display featuring Prominent Women of Morinville. Explore the History of Morinville – A community history rich in French & German culture. Explore our local artifacts, the Morinville Art Club, and Aboriginal Art displays. The Musée Morinville Museum offers guided tours, school programs, and group tours.
MUSEE ST. PAUL MUSEUM
5409 – 50 Avenue c/o PO Box 410 St. Paul, AB Canada T0A 3A0
Phone Number: (780) 645-5562
Fax Number: (780) 645-5273
Our museum is unique as it showcases two museums in one location. Each is distinct and both are dedicated to collecting, preserving & displaying photographs and artifacts related to the history of the St. Paul Region.
Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults – $3.00, Students – $1.00
Group Access: School Groups and group tours year-round by appointment.
Handicap Access: Yes
Seasonal Opening: July and August, September to June by appointment.
Special Events: Annual Open House – end of June (Barbeque)
24400 – Hwy 37 Sturgeon County, AB Canada T8T 0E9
Directions: Just east of the junction of highways 37 & 28 next to Namao church, hall & across from historic “Johnnies Store”
Phone Number: (780) 973-5680
Hours: Open by appointment.
Phone: 780-973-5680 Please Leave A Message
We will respond to your request as soon as possible.
It would be our pleasure to have you see our artifacts that reflect the history from 1880 to the present day of Namao & area.
4708 Lac Ste. Anne Trail North Onoway, Alberta Canada T0E 1V0
Phone: (780) 967-1015
Beaupre School, a two-room brick schoolhouse built in 1921 beside the historic Lac Ste. Anne Trail, became a museum in 2007. The re-purposed classrooms now bring local history to life. One classroom is still a schoolroom; other themes include a typical country home, Main Street, community and farm life. Changing exhibits tell the story of everyday life in this part of north-central Alberta.
PARADISE VALLEY CLIMB THRU TIME MUSEUM
Paradise Valley, AB Canada
Directions:Paradise Valley, 50 km southwest of Lloydminster or 50 km northeast of Wainwright
Phone Number: (780) 745-2442
Phone Number: (780) 745-2412
Phone Number: (780) 745-2150
Hours: May – September 10 am – 5 pm daily
Radway, AB Canada
Phone Number: (780) 736-3542
RADWAY KRAUSE GRAIN ELEVATOR
RANFURLY & DISTRICT RECREATION & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY, MUSEUM & PARK
5119 – 49 St. Box 162 Ranfurly, AB Canada T0B 3TO
Phone Number: (780) 658-2114
ROMANIAN PIONEER MUSEUM OF BOIAN
Willingdon, AB Canada
Directions: 4 miles east of Willingdon on Hwy 45 then 4 miles north on RR 143
Phone Number: (780) 367-2337
RYLEY MUSEUM SOCIETY
5107 – 49 Street Ryley, AB Canada
Directions: east of Main Street
Phone Number: (780) 663-3752
Phone Number: (780) 663-3653
Phone Number: (780) 663-2372
SADDLE LAKE MUSEUM
SEDGEWICK ARCHIVES GALLERY & MUSEUM
4702 48 St. Sedgewick, AB Canada T0B 4C0
Phone Number: (780) 384-3645
Phone Number: (780) 384-3741
Phone Number: (780) 384-3571
SMOKY LAKE MUSEUM
5622-49th Street Smoky Lake, Alberta Canada T0A 3C0
Business Phone: (780) 656-1302
Phone Number: (780) 656-3033
Phone Number: (780) 656-4135
Open Victoria Day to Labor Day
Open Pumpkin Fair- 1st Saturday in October
Saturdays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sundays 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Admission is by donation.
SODBUSTERS ARCHIVES MUSEUM
5029 – 50th Street Strome, AB Canada
Phone Number: (780) 376-3688
Step back into yesteryear with us as we walk through our community’s history showing the love, faith, courage and the challenge that our gallant pioneers left us.
Hours: June 24 to August 29, 2010
Thursday – Sunday 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
Available after hours and on weekends upon request.
ST. ALBERT FATHER LACOMBE CHAPEL
St. Vital Avenue, Mission Hill Lacombe, AB Canada
Phone Number: (780) 459-7663
ST. JEAN BAPTIST CHURCH & PARK
100 Ave & 101 Street Morinville, AB Canada
Phone Number: (780) 961-3665
THE PETIT MUSEUM & MURAL TOURS
Legal, AB Canada
Phone Number: (780) 961-3665
THORHILD & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM
Thorhild, AB Canada
Directions: Community Office Complex.
Phone Number: (780) 398-3502
TOFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Thorhild, AB Canada
Directions: Community Office Complex.
Phone Number: (780) 398-3502
5020 – 48th Avenue Tofield, AB Canada
Directions: on service road off Hwy 14
Phone Number: (780) 662-3269
TWO HILLS & DISTRICT HISTORICAL MUSEUM
5110 – 51 St. Box 293 Two Hills, AB Canada T0B 4K0
Directions: On Highway 36 in town
Phone Number: (780) 657-2971
Phone Number: (780) 768-2400
UKRAINIAN CANADIAN ARCHIVES & MUSEUM OF ALBERTA
UKRAINIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE VILLAGE
Located only 25 minutes east of Edmonton along Hwy 16, Alberta Canada
Directions: 25 minutes or 50 km (30 miles) east of Edmonton on Highway 16, just 3 km (1.8 miles) east of Elk Island National Park
Phone Number: (780) 662-3640
Celebrate 125 years of Ukrainian Immigration to Canada at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village!
Join in celebrations this summer to commemorate the 125th anniversary (1891-2016) of Ukrainian immigration to Canada! The first Ukrainian settlement in Canada was established northeast of Edmonton during the years 1892-1894, north of present-day Lamont. Between 1892 and 1930, Ukrainian immigrants would establish other bloc settlements (or colonies) in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. None was larger, however, than the Ukrainian bloc settlement in east central Alberta. Today, Edmonton has the largest population among all Canadian cities and Alberta has the largest population among all provinces.
To learn more please visit http://www.ukrainianvillage.ca or call 780-662-3640 (dial 310-0000 for toll-free access in Alberta)
UKRAINIAN MUSEUM OF CANADA
10611 – 110 Ave. Edmonton, AB Canada T5H 1H7
Phone Number: (780) 441-1062
Phone Number: (780) 425-9692
The collection contains over 2000 Ukrainian and Ukrainian-Canadian artifacts.
Open: May 1 to August 31, Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Admission: by donation.
VEGREVILLE REGIONAL MUSEUM
Box 328 Vegreville, AB Canada T9C 1R3
Directions: 1 km east of Vegreville on Hwy 16A
Phone Number: (780) 632-7650
(photo by Joanna Karczmarek)
Open from Victoria Day to September;
Tuesday to Friday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday/Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
VEGREVILLE TRAIN STATION
4922 – 52 Ave Box 207 Vegreville, Alberta Canada T9C 1R2
Phone Number: (780) 632-2288
Fax Number: (780) 632-2224
The restaurant is open Thursday thru Monday. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Hours: 10:30 am to 8:00 pm
Available for rent is the conference room in the old freight shed and the upstairs residence. Suitable for gathers of many types birthdays, anniversaries, small weddings, get- togethers and celebrations of all types.
VERMILION HERITAGE MUSEUM
Hours: 1:00 to 5:00 PM Daily
Group Access: Yes
Seasonal Openings: Victoria Day to Labour Day
N54 00.199 W112 24.168 318, 5025 – 49 Ave, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A4
Smoky Lake, AB Canada T0A 3A4
Directions: 10 km S of Smoky Lake on Hwy. 855 / N 54 Degrees 00.199 W 112 Degrees 24.168
Fax Number: (780) 656-2333
Other: (780) 645-6256
Phone Number: (780) 656-2333
VIKING & DISTRICT MUSEUM
5108-61 Avenue Viking, AB Canada
Directions: Located north end of Main Street
Phone Number: (780) 336-3066
Stroll through our delightful village of restored heritage buildings: the 1907 one-room schoolhouse, 1905 log store, 1938 church, 1919 farm house, and 1921 hospital. Researchers can access our archives of local weekly newspapers spanning the years since 1913. In addition to our large collection of farm tools and implements, take a look at our collection of vintage “International Harvester” tractors.
Open Victoria Day to Labour Day;
Winter by appointment call 780-336-3066.
VIKING RIBSTONES HISTORIC PARK
Directions: E on Highway 14
VILNA POOLHALL & BARBERSHOP
Vilna, AB Canada
Phone Number: (780) 636-3620
WAINWRIGHT BATTLE RIVER TRESTLE INTERPRETIVE SITE & VIEW POINT
Wainwright, AB Canada
Directions: 6.5km W of Wainwright, then 6.5km S, follow signs.
Phone Number: (780) 842-3115
WAINWRIGHT RAIL PARK
Wainwright, AB Canada
Directions: S of the CN Railyard on Canola Road
Phone Number: (780) 842-3138
Hours: Victoria Day to Labour Day 10 am – 5 pm daily or by appointment year round
WESTLOCK PIONEER MUSEUM
Seasonal Openings: Rest of the year by appointment call 780-349-3908.
WESTLOCK VISITOR INFO CENTRE
10216 – 100 St. Westlock, Alberta Canada T7P 2K3
Phone Number: (780) 349-4849