Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Free admission for Canada’s military personnel and their families
Canadian military personnel and their families can show their CFOne cards to enjoy free unlimited admission to Alberta’s provincial museums, historic sites and interpretive centres.
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an award-winning, open-air
museum that depicts the history of east central Alberta by telling
the story of Ukrainian immigrants who settled in this region to 1930
(1892-1930). Over thirty historic structures have been relocated to
the museum, restored and furnished to a pre-1930 period, then staffed
by costumed role-players who re-enact the historic routines and activities
associated with that household, institution or business.
the Ukrainian Village “travel back in time” to experience east central
Alberta’s rural and agricultural history. They are able to visit a
burdei (sod house) to see the first home of the earliest Ukrainian
pioneers who began settling in this region 120 years ago. Visitors
can visit the farmstead zone, a one-room school house, grocery store
and hall in the rural community zone, and a fully-functioning grain
elevator, blacksmith house, and other typical businesses in the townsite
zone. There are also three churches of Eastern Byzantine Rite at the
Visit the Ukrainian Village on a special event day
to witness the rich tapestry of Ukrainian-Canadian art, culture and
community! There is something for everyone at the Ukrainian Cultural
Heritage Village, located 25 minutes or 50 km (30 miles) east of Edmonton
on Highway 16. Our gate entrance is located just 3 km (1.8 miles) east
of Elk Island National Park.
The Ukrainian Village grows, harvests and mills its own wheat.
Ukrainian Village, as seen on a video by
"The Gurus Explore" — a popular Australian TV show. To view the video on their web page, click on segment 4.
Please note the Village's Pet Policy about
bringing pets to the Ukrainian Village.
Last reviewed/revised: April 10, 2014