Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums
Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
Plan your visit

The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an outdoor living history museum. It is located in a rural setting, and weather conditions may differ greatly from conditions in the city of Edmonton. Appropriate clothing is essential for a safe and enjoyable visit:

  • Good walking shoes are recommended
  • Sunscreen and sun hats during bright, hot summer days
  • No food or drink is allowed in historic buildings; however, water bottles are permitted
  • Pets are not allowed unless the owner requires their assistance
  • Smoking is not permitted in the historic village
  • No alcohol is permitted at any time

The following visitor amenities are available at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village:

  • Food services - open during summer season only
  • Gift shop - open during summer season only
  • Large picnic area with fire pits (no wood supplied)
  • The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is a Visitor Information Centre for the surrounding area. Plan your tour of Lamont County and Kalyna Country Ecomuseum when you visit our Visitor Reception Centre.

    Please note that there are no accommodations or camping available at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. The nearest campground is at Elk Island National Park.

    Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Map


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    The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village map includes historical buildings acquired under the ongoing Enrichment Program, a program whose goal is the eventual completion of the Ukrainian Village site. Note that buildings marked "Under Development" are not yet open to the public.

    Wheelchairs and Electric Scooters


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    The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is pleased to provide wheelchairs and electric scooters to assist with visitor mobility around our site. These items are free to use with a suggested donation of $5 towards maintenance costs. Wheelchairs and scooters can be reserved in advance and reservations are recommended for special event days. Please contact us at 780-662-3640 to make your reservation.

    Because of the need for historical accuracy, some buildings have limited accessibility.

    Drop In Tours

    As a value-added service to our visitors, we are pleased to offer one hour long introductory guided tours to the site. Tours will provide visitors with an overview of the museum and the history and culture that we present before leaving visitors to continue their explorations on their own.

    Drop in tours are not offered on our special event days, or on Wednesdays in July and August. Tours depart the Visitor Reception Centre beginning at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Space is limited.

    Tour Schedule:

    • May 21 - June 30
    • Tours available on Saturday and Sunday only
    • July 2 - September 2
    • Tours available daily (except special event days, and Wednesdays in July and August)
    • Visitor Information Centre for the surrounding area

    Food Services

    Operated by Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society, the Kalyna Café serves a selection of traditional, handmade Ukrainian food, as well as contemporary snacks and refreshments. The Kalyna Café is located on the south side of the parking lot in the Silska Domiwka / Friends Hospitality Centre (Red Barn).

    The Kalyna Cafá is proud to serve traditional, handmade Ukrainian food such as pyrohy (perogies) from Baba's Own from Edmonton, kovbasá (garlic sausage) from Stawnichy's Meat Processing from Mundare, and tasty bread from the Smoky Lake Bakery. The Kalyna Café also offers a blend of locally produced items inspired by pioneer recipes from some of east central Alberta's early pioneer households.

    A popular menu item is the Heritage Meal, which offers a combination of pyrohy (perogies), hólubtsi (cabbage rolls), kovbasá (garlic sausage) and cucumber salad. Other favourites are borshch (traditional soup made of beets), bison burgers and village sausage on a bun.

    Funds raised from the Kalyna Café and the Museum Store are redirected to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village in support of enrichment, education and programming.

    For more details or information on food services and catering opportunities, please call the Friends of the Ukrainian Village at 780-662-3855, ext 1105.

    Picnic Area

    Pack a picnic lunch or purchase food and refreshments from the Kalyna Café and enjoy your meal outdoors in our picnic area behind the Silska Domiwka / Red Barn. Fire pits are available for use; however, no wood is supplied.

    Gift Shop

    Operated by the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society, the Gift Shop offers a variety of souvenirs, toys, and treats. Funds raised from the Gift Shop are redirected to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village in support of enrichment, education and programming.

    Last reviewed/revised: August 6, 2013