Since 2008, Alberta Culture Days has encouraged communities and attractions across the province to host celebrations that inspire Albertans to participate in and discover the arts and cultural life of their communities. This year’s theme, The Spirit of Alberta, showcases the rich multicultural heritage of the province through family friendly events, workshops, and performances. Various venues throughout Edmonton will be hosting free events; visit culture.alberta.ca/culturedays for more information and to see all the events taking place.
3 Things to Do During Alberta Culture Days:
1. Free Admission Day!
Many of Edmonton’s most popular attractions and recreational facilities are FREE to explore on Sunday, September 29. Enjoy free admission and special activities at:
- Edmonton Valley Zoo
- Fort Edmonton Park
- John Janzen Nature Centre
- John Walter Museum (Open 1-5pm)
- Muttart Conservatory
- Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre
Visit www.edmonton.ca for more information.
2. Get the App!
Plan your weekend with the FREE Alberta Culture Events Calendar App, available through the iTunes store. Get information on all the Alberta Culture Days events happening throughout the province including dates, times, location, photos, and more.
3. Send a Postcard!
Construction of the new Royal Alberta Museum building is now underway! The new museum is receiving more federal funding than any other museum in Canada ever has, which means that many stunning local exhibits showcasing Alberta’s culture and renowned touring exhibits will be featured. In order to celebrate this new era of the museum, Albertans are encouraged to submit their favourite “museum memory”. Through December 31, 2013, guests can mail postcards or submit an electronic postcard at www.royalalbertamuseum.ca detailing their favourite memory at the Royal Alberta Museum.