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Heritage Park RR car

Heritage Park rolls out a restored railcar

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postedDecember 27, 2018

Heritage Park Historical Village is Canada’s largest living-history attraction, and it excels at sharing the country’s story with the world.

“As a Destination Canada Signature Experience product, we are fully export ready, and we provide a cultural experience while immersing guests in the history of Western Canada,” says Sandy Wilde, group tourism specialist for the Calgary, Alberta, attraction.

“Heritage Park is equipped to welcome motorcoach groups, with complimentary bus parking and value adds for our guests,” says Wilde. “All groups of 15 or more receive a complimentary guided tour, and our unique historical venues are available for group meals all year.”

“This summer, Heritage Park unveiled the newly restored Colonist Car with our Journey of a Lifetime exhibit,” Wilde says. “This railcar, one of only two of its type remaining, carried new settlers from where their ships landed in the east to establish lives in the new west.”

Groups can also enjoy the River Forth Dining Car Experience. Participants dine on a lavish three-course meal on board a restored 1920s train car as they’re pulled around the park by a steam locomotive.

“Our newest culinary experience, Spirits of the West, will allow guests to experience the ‘essence’ of Alberta history,” Wilde says. ”This involves ghost stories, a gourmet meal and whiskey tastings from local distillers.”

The attraction is also making improvements to its Natural Resource exhibit area, which will reopen in stages beginning in 2019.

For more, contact Wilde or visit

Top photo: Interior of the Colonist Car
Photo by Heritage Park Historical Village


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