Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Where History is Alive!
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.
Be sure to stop by our gallery in the Visitor Centre where we will be featuring the works of celebrated Ukrainian-Canadian artist, Peter Shostak. Throughout his career Peter Shostak has painted to remember the stories and experiences of the early Ukrainian settlers across the Prairies. Containing a unique collection of his artwork, including two pieces being exhibited for the first time, you will be introduced to the art of Peter Shostak as you explore the stories and memories captured by the paintings.
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 19 to Sept 3). Admission is charged. Show your current Experience Alberta's History pass or Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society membership card and get in free!
2018 Special EventsCelebration of Spring – Monday, May 21
Join the excitement of opening weekend with one of Alberta's largest Ukrainian dance extravaganzas.
Vintage Day & the Friends Ukrainian Music Fest – Sunday, June 24
Drive back in time with a special display of historic vehicles on Vintage Day! New this year, Vintage Day will also feature the Friends Ukrainian Music Fest! Experience a live concert blending traditional and contemporary Ukrainian-Canadian music at the 33rd annual Music Fest presented by the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society.
Ukrainian Day – Sunday, August 19
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.
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