The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an award-winning, open-air museum that depicts the history of east central Alberta by telling the story of Ukrainian immigrants who settled in this region to 1930 (1892-1930). Over thirty historic structures have been relocated to the museum, restored and furnished to a pre-1930 period, then staffed by costumed role-players who re-enact the historic routines and activities associated with that household, institution or business.
Visitors to the Ukrainian Village “travel back in time” to experience east central Alberta’s rural and agricultural history. They are able to visit a burdei (sod house) to see the first home of the earliest Ukrainian pioneers who began settling in this region 120 years ago. Visitors can visit the farmstead zone, a one-room school house, grocery store and hall in the rural community zone, and a fully-functioning grain elevator, blacksmith house, and other typical businesses in the townsite zone. There are also three churches of Eastern Byzantine Rite at the Ukrainian Village.
Visit the Ukrainian Village on a special event day to witness the rich tapestry of Ukrainian-Canadian art, culture and community! There is something for everyone at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, located 25 minutes or 50 km (30 miles) east of Edmonton on Highway 16. Our gate entrance is located just 3 km (1.8 miles) east of Elk Island National Park.
For more information visit the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village website.