Summer 2021: While there are no special activities happening at Heritage Park this year, the park will be open so you can make summer historic! (Please note: some hands-on activities have been altered.)
Some call it Civic Day, some call it Regatta Day, and we call it Heritage Day. No matter what you call it, it’s the August Long Weekend! That means it’s time to savour our too-short summer. BBQ’ing, camping, and hiking are all things we love to do around here in the summer, but instead of joining that long line of traffic on Highway 1 this year, stay in town and enjoy what our great city has to offer. And is there a better place to celebrate Heritage Day than our very own Heritage Park?
Authentic buildings and transportation will take you back in time as you walk in along the boardwalk, or take the steam train to the other side of the park, where a sternwheeler is waiting to take you on the water. Costumed interpreters add to the ambience as they “live” and work in the Calgary and Alberta of many years ago, and these interpreters are a valuable resource as they answer questions and engage with guests, and show you how things worked. Kids of all ages will enjoy the chance to ride the ferris wheel or the carousel (which was originally set up in Bowness Park) and sneak in a visit to the candy store.
Any special activities are always included in the price of admission.
Heritage Day at Heritage Park:
When: August 2, 2021
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park
Address: 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, AB