Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Place Category: Attractions, East, Landmarks-Historic Sites & Museums, and Unique Stores

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  • History is brought to life at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Alberta’s premier Ukrainian-themed attraction.  Step back in time at this award-winning outdoor living-history museum that tells the story of once the largest Ukrainian bloc settlement in the world outside Ukraine.  Learn the settlement story of Ukrainian pioneers as you explore more than 30 historic buildings and interact with costumed role-players depicting authentic pioneer, cultural and agricultural experiences from east central Alberta (1892-1930).

    Visit this year’s feature exhbit: Making the Grade: School life at the end of the 1920s, which looks at the growth and development of two-room schools, the formalization of teacher training and teaching standards. This exhibit will be on display from May 17 to September 1.

    Celebrate the rich culture and history of the region with our 2014 special events:

    May 19 – Celebration of Dance

    June 14 – Symphony at the Village (evening peformance by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, ticketed event)

    June 29 – Vintage Day

    August 10 – Ukrainian Day

    August 24 – Friends Ukrainian Music Fest/ Kalyna Idol

    September 87 – Harvest of the Past and Harvest Food Festival

    Owned and operated by Alberta Culture, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is located only 25 minutes or 50 km (30 miles) east of Edmonton along Highway 16. Beginning May 18, the UCHV is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. until Labour Day.  For more information, please visit for prices and details about our special events.  To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000 then 780-662-3640.

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