On the first day of July in 1964, the Living Museum of Calgary opened its doors to the public, and the site was located at 1900 Heritage Dr SW T2V2X3 in Calgary, Alberta.
On one side of the Glenmore Reserve more than 127 acres in size represents home to more than 180 exhibits.
The main feature of the place is not only its excellent preservation of its showpieces but also the museum staff dressed in typical costumes of the time, interpreting the lifestyle of good old days with the same old-fashioned vehicles, horses and carriages circulating on the streets.
Many of the buildings or structures that you will have the opportunity to visit are the original buildings that were transported into the park. Others are identical replicas or copies of the original structures. Most of them are furnished and decorated with genuine artifacts of that time.
Two very characteristic attractions are an ancient coal train that runs throughout the park, as well as a classic boat to transport it for about 30 minutes around the bay. The park has two distinct seasons of operation.
The area of the historic village: "Historical Village" begins its opening weekend from May to October. While the museum of old vehicles "Gasoline Alley" is opened all year round. Heritage Park via its excellent preservation offers the opportunity to approach the reality of the Canadian West.
One can say that the exhibits are ranging from the 1860s to 1950s.
Live performances, demonstrations and tours turn each day into a different one, because daily staff entertains and educates visitors about the social, economic and cultural activities in the Western Canada and its development in the last century.
The gates of both parks open at 09:30 am, and the exhibition closes at 17:00. The prices of admission tickets are: General Admission = $ 25.75 dollars. Children = $ 13.25 dollars. Senior = $ 20.25 dollars. Importantly, one should go to the exhibit site using public transport, Calgary Transit bus service provides a complimentary shuttle service from Heritage C-train station.
Now for those with their own vehicle, the park has a large parking space at no additional cost. Note that on the occasion of "Father's Day" on Sunday June 21, 2015, there will be a "Brunch" for those who want to celebrate with family.
This event is being held inside the Gasoline Alley Museum. The prices of admission tickets are: Adults = $ 31.95 + GST. Children (under 12 years) = $ 21.95 + GST dollars. Children under 2 years = FREE. Admission hours: 9:30 am; 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m..
Tickets are already on sale, to purchase them you can contact the following telephone number 403-268-8500.
It is important to emphasize that if you are interested in attending the brunch, this day should consider purchasing two tickets, i.e. the admission of brunch and the museum, as they considered being 2 different activities.
Finally, remember that the park is located in Calgary, so pay attention to weather forecast on the day of your visit because most of the tour is outdoors and therefore the use of sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and even umbrella is highly recommended.
Make sure to wear comfortable sneakers or shoes that will allow you to cover every magical corner of the park.
Heritage Park is an adventure and time travel so it is considered to be one of the most popular tourist attractions. For more information, details and inquiries, please visit the following website http://www.heritagepark.ca/search.html.