Summer may be a season of rest and relaxation, but you can make time for enjoyable education too. An Experience Alberta’s History annual pass (valid for a year) offers unlimited access to 19 heritage sites and museums across the province. Got a budding engineer in your family? Take ‘em to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum to see the inner workings of early vehicles. Architects in the making will love Lougheed House, a fine, expertly restored Calgary mansion made of sandstone. And young archaeologists can dig through natural history and dino displays at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
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Use your Experience Alberta’s History pass to celebrate our unique heritage at these fun fests.
National Aboriginal Day: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site, near Fort Macleod, honours Canada’s First Peoples with traditional performances, stories by Blackfoot elders, and indigenous food and games. June 21
Kalyna Voice: Fans of The Voice can rock out at the finals of the Kalyna Voice competition at the Ukranian Cultural Heritage Village, just east of Edmonton. The vocal finalists take the stage amidst the park’s annual Vintage Day, featuring classic vehicles and exhibits. June 26
Bears & Berries Festival: Tuck into a delightful teddy bear picnic, complete with themed crafts and activities, at Elk Point’s Fort George and Buckingham House. July 16
This summer, take an aerial tour of some of the province’s top attractions.
1 Gaze down upon the gravesite of some prehistoric beasts aboard a Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum helicopter tour over the Pipestone Creek Bonebed. $195
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2 The daring thrill of aviation’s early years is recreated when you go up for a ride in an open cockpit biplane, available at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. From $139
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3 Kids of all ages will get a thrill on the Jasper Sky Tram. The seven-minute cable-car ride climbs 2,277 metres into the clouds for a super cool aerial view of the Rockies. From $19.95
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4 A helicopter tour of the Canadian Rockies makes the mountains, lakes, forests and glaciers even more majestic. It’s convenient, too, with pick-up and drop-off at Banff hotels. From $219
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