Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
A Celebration of all Things Ukrainian
History is brought to life at this open-air museum depicting early settlement in east central Alberta from 1892-1930. Explore more than 35 restored historic buildings and visit with costumed role-players, who recreate the life of east central Alberta's early Ukrainian pioneers. Make your experience complete with mouth-watering Ukrainian food.
Why is the story of Ukrainian immigration to Canada significant in east central Alberta? 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 established 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 Ukrainian population among all Canadian cities and Alberta has the largest population among all provinces.
This summer's feature exhibit, Where We Came From, celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation by highlighting stories and experiences of ordinary Albertan families, as understood and presented by the youngest generation of Albertans. See the best artwork submitted by Alberta students as they share their family history in a piece of artwork.
Operated by Alberta Culture and Tourism, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is located 25 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 16 (just 3 km east of Elk Island National Park). Open daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., from Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day (May 20 to Sept 4). Admission is charged. Show your current Experience Alberta's History pass or Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society membership card and get in free!
2017 Special EventsCelebration of Spring – Monday, May 22
Join the excitement of opening weekend with one of Alberta's largest Ukrainian dance extravaganzas.
Vintage Day/Kalyna Voice – Sunday, June 25
Experience Alberta's history by driving back in time with a special display of historic vehicles on Vintage Day and see tomorrow's singing stars at the Kalyna Voice contest.
Ukrainian Day – Sunday, August 13
Celebrate the pioneer roots of Alberta's Ukrainian community at this annual celebration of culture and heritage, proudly co-hosted with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Alberta Provincial Council.
Friends' Ukrainian Music Fest – Sunday, August 27
Experience a live concert blending traditional and contemporary Ukrainian-Canadian music at the 32nd annual Friends Ukrainian Music Fest.
Harvest of the Past & Harvest Food Festival – Sunday, September 10
Celebrate Alberta's agricultural roots with a traditional harvest to close the end of the UCHV summer season.
Operated by Alberta Culture and Tourism, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is located 25 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 16 (just 3 km east of Elk Island National Park). Open daily, 10 am - 5 pm, from Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day. Admission is charged. Show your current Experience Alberta's History pass or Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society membership card and get in free!
Name: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Location: Highway 16, east of Sherwood Park, Alberta