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History Check Mobile App Goes Live in Less than 1000 Days!

With little fanfare, no media coverage & tremendous support, what promises to be northern Alberta's biggest Heritage & Tourism project soft launched at the Prince of Wales Armouries & Heritage Centre on September 24th, 2017. "History is not always accessible to all Albertans" and "History Check ... is going to make it easier for everyday [...]

Royal Hotel, Peace River Crossing, Alberta, Canada – Community Heritage

 Royal Hotel, Peace River Crossing, Alberta, Canada - Community Heritage Peace River, Alberta  - Royal Hotel, Peace River Crossing, Alberta, Canada - Community Heritage Date of Photo/Image:    Unknown date & location History Check App Alberta's Ultimate Heritage & Travel Companion App  Launching Summer 2017 If you can supply [...]

By | 2017-06-21T22:36:59+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Alberta History, Businesses, Community, Heritage|0 Comments

Alberta Hutterites – Hanging Onto Their Identity For Centuries – 1964

Alberta Hutterites - Hanging Onto Their Identity For Centuries - 1964 1964 | 28 Minutes The followers of religious leader Jacob Hutter live in farm communities, devoutly holding to the rules their founder laid down four centuries ago. Through the kindness of a Hutterite colony in Alberta, this film, in black and white, [...]

Alberta Found Conch Shell Likely Prehistoric Trade From Caribbean Over 1000 Years Ago

Alberta Found Conch Shell Likely Prehistoric Trade From Caribbean Over 1000 Years Ago The most likely explanation for the RAM’s shell is prehistoric trade from the Caribbean to Alberta 1000 years ago. There are some artifacts found in Southwestern Manitoba, such as this shell gorget, made from a species of shellfish native to [...]

By | 2017-05-30T17:19:33+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Archaeology, Fossils, Heritage, Indigenous|0 Comments

Ruth and Harriet: Two Women Homesteading in the Peace River Region – 1973

1973 - Ruth and Harriet: Two Women Homesteading in the Peace River Region 1973 | 27 Minutes This short documentary profiles Ruth and Harriet, two women in their thirties who live in the Peace River area of northern Alberta. Strongly individualistic, Ruth and Harriet care for their families and homesteads in a manner [...]

Fort Edmonton Park – A Journey Through Time – Edmonton Alberta Canada

Fort Edmonton Park Immerse yourself in a journey through time Every trip to Fort Edmonton Park creates a unique adventure. Experience dozens of vintage midway attractions and entertainment options like a captivating 4D movie, a ride on the iconic steam train, unique eating and shopping experiences, live shows, events, and more! Whether you’re [...]

History of Borden Park – City of Edmonton Alberta Canada

History of Borden Park - City of Edmonton Alberta Canada Borden Park has been an important Edmonton attraction for over a century. Established in 1906, the 22 ha park was first named East End City Park, but was re-named for Sir Robert Laird Borden (1854-1937), the eighth prime minister of Canada (1911-1920), after [...]

By | 2017-05-29T16:10:49+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Alberta History, Community, Edmonton, Heritage, Parks|0 Comments

Alberta’s 100 Year License Plate History 1912-2012

Alberta's 100 Years of License Plate History 1912-2012 All issued of Alberta license plates from 1912 to current. Also included is an example of a pre 1912 owner provided license plate. From 1906 through 1911 you were issued a registration number but you had to provide your own plate. In addition plates are [...]

By | 2017-05-28T05:29:46+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Alberta History, Driving Tours, Heritage|0 Comments

Amber Valley – African-Americans Fleeing Jim Crow Laws Homestead In Northern Alberta

Amber Valley - African-Americans Fleeing Jim Crow Laws Homestead Thriving All-Black Settlement In Northern Alberta Whether it’s Markerville or St. Albert, Hussar or Vegreville, many Alberta towns owe their start to immigrants seeking a better life. Some were escaping unemployment or religious persecution in their homelands, but in the case of Amber [...]

By | 2017-06-21T23:06:25+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Alberta History, Community, Heritage|0 Comments

Calgary Stampede Week in Calgary – 1963 – Vintage Heritage Video

Calgary Stampede Week in Calgary 1963 - Vintage Heritage Video VIDEO - 1963 | 27 Minutes This short documentary offers a look at Stampede Week in Calgary and the show’s main performers – the cowboys and their horses. After the herds come thundering in, the focus shifts to one cowboy in particular, and [...]

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