Heritage & History

Imagine what life was like in 1861 - the year St. Albert was founded.

Learn about St. Albert’s dynamic history through the self-guided Founders’ Walk.  Starting at Alberta’s oldest building, Father Lacombe Chapel, and working your way through the downtown you will enjoy the sites and sounds at the heart of St. Albert. Story Panels throughout the tour teach you about iconic places and people.

At the end of your tour walk over to the Musée Héritage Museum in St. Albert Place and examine the latest exhibit of local history. Exhibits highlight St. Albert history and provide an in-depth look at our region’s history through a vast collection of artifacts and treasures.

Founders’ Walk

Explore the contributions of St. Albert’s early settlers
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Musée Héritage Museum

Located at St. Albert Place explores the story of St. Albert through a variety of exhibits and programs.

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More to Do

Mission Hill Day
A day filled with costumed historical interpreters, historic demonstrations and lemonade all celebrating St. Albert’s founders.

Grain Elevator Park
Tour two of Alberta’s provincially designated grain elevators and a 1920 replica train station.

Michif Centre/Juno House
Discover St. Albert’s rich Metis history.  Appointments are necessary, please call ahead.

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Last edited: May 11, 2021