The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village – Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada – 06/09/2018

As a self-proclaimed history buff, one of my absolute favorite activities is exploring a Living History Attraction.

As a family, we always do our best to really get into the groove… Engaging with interpreters in period costume and dialect, studying the details of daily routines, admiring architectural nuances…

We love perusing old tools, accessories, crafts, handiworks, and products, pretending they are our own, and imagining life as if we were truly present in another time and place!

The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village in Alberta, about 45 minutes east of Edmonton, is a fabulous place to do all of that and more!

As an American, I’m embarrassed to admit how little I know about the history of other countries. Particularly Canada, since it is so close to us. But, before this trip, I had no knowledge at all of the role Ukrainian pioneers played in the settling of Western Canada. And it was FASCINATING to be learning something so incredible. The Ukrainian Village does a phenomenal job interpreting such historical importance!

This visit was definitely one of the highlights of our entire trip!

If you are in the Edmonton, Alberta area, be sure to check this place out!

It is about 40 miles east of Edmonton, but conveniently located by Elk Island National Park, which is another great destination you don’t want to miss!

If you’ll be in the area for a while, consider the purchase of an Experience Alberta’s History Annual Pass which rewards you with FREE admission to over 20 Provincial Historic Sites and Museums! There are tons of fabulous places to enjoy!