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Road Trip Sharing

Are you a road tripper?  A back road explorer?  An admirer of the unique, the useful & under viewed? We  could use your help!  There are thousands of sites across northern Alberta that make one wonder about the why, the when, and the how.  We are trying to answer those questions via the History Check [...]

By |2018-08-24T12:54:11+00:00August 24th, 2018|Community, Heritage, Partnerships|0 Comments

One Volunteer Invests 10,000 Hours into Heritage & Tourism Mobile App

One Volunteer Invests 10,000 Hours into Heritage & Tourism Mobile App There is a movement afoot in northern Alberta - a mobile app that places sites of interest on a map and are found through "Community Menus", "Near Me" functions and by Keyword Search".  These Points of Interest or Site Listings cover everything [...]

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 [...]

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+00:00May 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 [...]

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