Visiting Heritage Park – All you need to know

Address: 1900 Heritage Drive S.W.

Gordie’s Review (6 years old): “What was the best part?”  “Riding on the Steam Engine!”
Nicky’s Review (3 years old): “I like the boat swings”

Season: The historical village is open from Mid-May until early October. Gasoline Alley is open year round.

Day Pass Cost: Adult – $26.25, Child (3-6) – $13.50, Youth (7-14) $18.75 more rate options are available.
Rides: Included with admission. Street car $1 each way or free with an annual pass.

Annual Pass Break Even point: basic pass – The pass pays off on your third visit for adult, child and youth passes. more pass options are available including a family pass for up to 4 children.
Parking: $5. Included with the Annual pass plus.

Food Services: There are different food options inside the park as well as just before you enter the gates. You can also bring your own food and have a picnic.

Age Range: All ages.
Stay Length: Expect to spend at least a couple of hours. You could easily spend all day.

Heritage Park consists of 4 sections: The Gasoline Alley Car Museum, The Fur trading post and First Nations Encampment, The pre-railway settlement and the Prairie Railway town which is the largest area.

Gasoline Alley Car Museum

Gasoline Alley is open year round and included with your Summer admission to Heritage Park. In the Winter you pay a reduced rate as the rest of the park is closed. Inside you will find a gorgeous car museum featuring vehicles primarily from the 30s, 40s and 50s.

The cars are beautiful and nearly all of them are in running condition. There is also an area with games, toys, a small train table and a tricycle track.

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1860s Fur Trading Fort and First Nations Encampment – 1880s Pre-railway Settlement

This area and the Pre-railway town are both located at the North East corner by the Lagan train station.

Heritage Park

These areas are quieter than the rest of the park. You can visit teepees, a fort, a homestead, saloon and more!

Heritage Park

1910 Prairie Railway Town

The largest area of Heritage Park is the Prairie Railway Town. There are farm animals, period buildings, amusement park rides and many places to eat. Throughout the park they have different activities happening each day.

Heritage Park Rides

All the rides inside the park are included with admission including the steam train, steamboat and amusement park rides.

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Heritage Park Trains

Heritage Park is one of the best places in Calgary for train fans. In addition to being able to ride on a working steam train, there are two train sheds full of trains to look at including some that you can walk through. They also host Day Out With Thomas and Railway Days.

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Heritage Park Train Playground

One of Heritage Park’s newest additions is a train themed playground. It’s located near the back of the park and can only be accessed with admission but it is one of Calgary’s best.

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Special Events

Heritage Park hosts a number of special events each year. A few require tickets and are not included with an annual pass but most are. Here are some of our favorites.

Day Out With Thomas

Day Out With Thomas happens each May before Heritage Park opens for the year. It requires special event tickets. If you have a Thomas fan it is sure to be a hit.

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Day Out with Thomas at Heritage Park

Ghouls Night Out

In October, Heritage Park hosts Ghouls Night Out for Halloween. This event is geared towards 3-9 years and is a little spooky but not very scary. Special event ticket are required.

Read more about Ghouls Night Out at Heritage Park

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Once Upon a Christmas

Included with your annual admission, Once Upon a Christmas runs from late November late December.

Read more about Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park

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Harvest Festival

Truckloads of fresh fruits and vegetables are brought in for low prices. Regular admission rates to the park apply. Bring a wagon, bags and some cash.

Railway Days

In late September Heritage Park hosts Railway Days. Regular admission rates apply. You can ride in a caboose, see model train displays and many other train related activities.

Railway Days

Please Note: 

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