Historic Sites & Museums

Explore Central Alberta’s Heritage

Uncover a rich history, from Indigenous cultures to the Scandinavian homesteaders of the Markerville area, the coal mining years in Nordegg and the more recent stories of Red Deer at the MAG.

Travel back in time to the era of the fur trades and early settlements with a visit to the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site or Fort Normandeau.

Danish Canadian Museum

Danish Canadian Museum

Brazeau Collieries National Historic Site

Brazeau Collieries National Historic Site

Learn about the Scandinavian heritage in the Markerville area with a visit to the Stephansson House, Danish Canadian Museum, Dickson Store Museum or the Markerville Creamery Museum.

Head west to coal mine country and spend a few hours on a tour of the Brazeau Collieries National Historic Site in Nordegg.

Interested in more current history? Check out the Remarkable Red Deer exhibit at the  Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery to learn more about the area, from the early settlements to today.

Plan Your Adventure

Many of Central Alberta’s historic sites and museums are open only during the summer. Make sure to check with each of the locations to find out their hours of operations before you head out.

Find Historic Sites

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Stephansson House
Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site
Discover the Icelandic heritage in the Markerville area with the costumed interpreters of the Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site.
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