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Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village
An open-air museum telling the story of Ukrainian settlement in east central Alberta from 1892 to 1930.
Basilian Fathers Museum in Mundare - 5335 - Sawchuk St.
Lamont County Office:
5303 - 50 Ave., Lamont, AB
Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival
This is a must-see event for everything Ukrainian, celebrated in the heart of the largest settlement of Ukrainians outside of the Ukraine.
Lamont County Attractions & Events
As the Cradle of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada, Lamont County is proud of its heritage and is also known as the “Church Capital of North America” with over 40 historical churches. Take a day or a weekend to experience the County’s beautiful countryside and fascinating history, as you discover each historical gem during your self-driving tour. The church brochure is available on the Lamont County website at www.lamontcounty.ca/church-tour. Major attractions in the County include Elk Island National Park and the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, both sites are perfect for the whole family to enjoy.
Ukrainians and non-Ukrainians alike come from across the globe to fully immerse themselves here in Ukrainian culture, food, music, and performances. Enjoy the annual Babas & Borshch Ukrainian Festival in August in Lamont, and check out the many special events at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village including Ukrainian Day and Harvest of the Past.
The Lamont & District Agricultural Society will host the Bullarama Supreme in May and the Summer Sizzler Rodeo in July. Their rodeo grounds are located in the County at the junction of Highway 15 and Highway 831, then go two miles south to Township Road 552 (watch for signs).
Located in Lamont County, lies a year-round oasis where bison roam freely, sun glistens off lakes and ponds, and stars light-up the night sky; Elk Island National Park. This gentle wilderness of aspen woodlands, prairie meadows and pockets of wetland is a wildlife-watchers paradise; free roaming bison, elk, deer, moose, and more than 250 bird species call this place home.
A short drive to Elk Island National Park rewards visitors with countless recreation opportunities; hike or bike over 80 km of trails, rent canoes and paddle around the islands on Astotin Lake, take in a free program, or borrow a geocaching kit and enjoy a nearly 200 square kilometre scavenger hunt. Fun doesn't end as the sun begins to set; stay warm by a fire and look into a sky filled with stars and dancing Northern Lights. Without the glow of city lights around you'll see more than you knew existed!
Photo courtesy Karen South - A real bison crossing at Elk Island National Park.