Around Edmonton is a series of posts featuring things to see and do in my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
I’ve lived in the Edmonton area my whole life, and it’s pretty easy for me to overlook the influences other cultures have had on the city. In Edmonton, and other areas of western Canada there’s a lot of Ukrainian influence. In fact Ukrainians make up 10% of Alberta’s population. The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an open museum that depicts what life was like over 100 years for Ukrainian settlers who came to Alberta. I’d wanted to visit the museum since I was a kid, and I finally went with a friend last August. Here are a few pictures I took from my day at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from the May Long weekend (the weekend right before May 25) to the first Monday in September. Admission is $9 for adult, $4 for youth and free for kids under 6 years old. To get to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village head east out of Edmonton on the Yellowhead Trail/Highway 16 until you see the signs for the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. The museum is about a 25 minute drive outside of the city.