Where History Comes Alive!
The region is home to Canada’s premier Ukrainian cultural attraction, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. The history of Ukrainians in Alberta stretches back 130 years, when the first Ukrainians to Canada settled in the Edna-Star region (north of Lamont). The story of early Ukrainian settlement and culture is brought to life at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, where visitors can explore historic buildings and chat with first-person interpreters and tour guides. This year, visitors will be able to explore more historic buildings and visit with first-person interpreters and guides, as attractions like the UCHV lift restrictions that were in place for the last two summers.
Operated by Alberta Culture and Tourism, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is located 25 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 16 (just 3 km east of Elk Island National Park). Admission is charged. Show your current Experience Alberta’s History pass or Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society membership card and get in free!
To get a more in-depth lesson on Ukrainian heritage, programs and tours are available for schools, summer groups, personal groups, and corporate events. Don’t forget to check out their event calendar to see what’s planned for the summer!
The deep connection between Alberta and Ukraine has been reinforced in recent months, as Albertans #Stand With Ukraine by supporting humanitarian relief to Ukraine. For the 2022 summer seasons, the UCHV will host a Wagon of Hope (Віз Надії) food drive. The food items collected will support local food banks as they support Ukrainian refugees in Alberta.
If you are interested in booking a photography session at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, or in renting their facilities, call or check out their website for more information.
Summer Hours of Operation:
Closed Mondays except for Holidays
- Picnic Area
- Gift Shop
- Full Service Kitchen