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:

  • Free horse drawn wagon rides from Wednesday to Sunday during the summer season
  • 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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    To help you understand the history of east central Alberta, the restored buildings at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village have been organized into four zones based on settlement patterns: Overview, Farmsteads, the Rural Community, and the Townsite. The visitor map also identifies monuments and visitor amenities to help you plan your visit.

    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 18 - June 27
    • Tours available on Saturday and Sunday only
    • July 4 - September 6
    • Tours available daily (except on Wednesdays and during special events)
    • Visitor Information Centre for the surrounding area

    Food Services

    Try mouth-watering Ukrainian food during your visit to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. Experience a fresh take on traditional Ukrainian fare with the Kalyna Concession menu or with the Village Diner menu.

    Food Services are administrated by the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society, who are proud to support local farmers and producers. Profits from Food Services are redirected to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village in support of enrichment, education and programming.

    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 25, 2015