Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

History is brought to life at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, an open-air museum where costumed role-players recreate the life of early Ukrainian pioneers that settled in east central Alberta from 1892-1930. Step back in time to hear real stories of hardships and triumphs in Canada’s oldest and at one-time largest bloc settlement of Ukrainian pioneers.

Explore more than 35 relocated and restored structures including a burdei (sod house), a one-room and two-room school, grain elevator, blacksmith shop and three churches of Eastern Byzantine Rite. Special events take visitors of all ages back to east central Alberta’s cultural and agricultural roots. Make your experience complete with authentic Ukrainian food.

The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is open seasonally from the May long weekend to Labour Day in September.

Located only 25 minutes east of Edmonton along Highway 16, just on the east side of Elk Island National Park.

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Last reviewed/revised: December 22, 2017