5 Things To Do This Summer at Heritage Park
We rounded up 5 must-see experiences to do this summer to help you plan your summer adventures at Heritage Park!
Heritage Park is also an important destination within Adventure Six on the Southern Alberta Circle Tours!
Festival of Quilts
Hundreds of stunning handmade quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques will decorate the Park’s exhibits inside and out during Western Canada’s largest outdoor quilt show May 28-29! Workshops, an informative dinner, special displays and even an Iron Quilt Challenge mark this special event. Whether you’re an avid quilter or simply enjoy viewing the beautiful works, there is quilting fun to be had all over the Park!
Enjoy the musical delight of a live jazz band as you munch on gourmet hors d’oeuvres aboard the S.S. Moyie Paddlewheeler. Set sail on Calgary’s only paddlewheel boat and take in the breathtaking views of the Glenmore Reservoir amongst a Rocky Mountain backdrop. This unique summer date night activity is very popular so make sure to get your tickets early!
Take advantage of one of the few sites in North America that has two steam locomotives and experience Railways Days at Heritage Park September 24 & 25! Hear fascinating stories, see exciting rail displays, enjoy the rare experience of riding in the Heritage Park caboose or get your kids to try their hand at the Kids’ Railway Challenge to enter to win a $500 prize pack!
River Forth Dining Car
Every Tuesday from May 24 – August 30, step aboard a vintage Canadian Pacific Railway car for a unique fine dining experience! Pulled by an antique steam engine around Heritage Park, the River Forth Dining Car 2-hour dining experience includes a historically inspired three-course meal accompanied by a glass of wine. Break out of the usual lunch spots and journey back in time to savour a taste of the golden age of luxury rail travel aboard the River Forth.
Heritage Park Canada & Dominion Day Events
One of Heritage Park’s most popular events, Canada Day at Heritage Park is packed full of family-friendly activities such as Old-fashioned games, mini-chuckwagon races, Dominion Day parade, crafts and much more! What’s with the two names? Before 1982, July 1—which commemorates the formation of Canada in 1867—was called Dominion Day! No matter what name you call it, July 1 at Heritage Park is an event for all ages that you do not want to miss!
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