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Working Together To Share Community Experiences

History Check App - Alberta Historical Points of Interest

Currently Serving Northern Alberta

Province Wide Initiative Coming Soon!

History Check is an Alberta focused mobile app that has combined travel information, business services, nonprofit events and historical information to provide app users with a complete guide to experience Alberta communities.   It can be viewed as a guide to existing sources by providing links to businesses, tourism and nonprofit websites, and other information sources.

As a municipality, History Check offers a way to highlight the places and experiences your communities has to offer, no matter how big or small.

This is How History Check Works:

Zoom the “Home” Map is to display one or multiple communities & regions.

Each of the Home Map Icons opens a Community Menu.  Users can select one category – or all.

Users can see from color coded graphic icons what they can explore. More can be seen through zoom.

The site listing or Point of Interest displays images, more information and links, allowing users immediate connection.

Other History Check features include:

  • “Near Me” location services guide the user to the attraction or service they are looking for.  Fine tuning the GPS coordinates with the owner/operator of a business, allows the user to arrive at the location of choice.
  • “Search” functions that allow app users to find exactly what they are looking for.  Both search functions incorporate keywords that can include everything from tire air, to museums, to pet friendly.  It is unlimited.
  • “Our Sponsors” search is limited to advertiser and nonprofit participants.  Results of this search include name, website link & phone number for immediate contact.
  • ALL SITE LISTING ARE FREE.  Search functions are free to nonprofits in your communities, while businesses are charged an annual fee of $350.  (There may be limitations to the number of words or phrases used based on character length.)

Supporting History Check Supports Your Community(s).

Supporting Businesses

Free site listing with minimal cost advertising options.

Supporting Non-Profits

Free site listings with no charge for search functions.

Supporting Heritage

Telling the story or your history where it happened.

Becoming Involved as Municipality

Financial Investment

History Check is operated by Impact Tourism.  Data entry and associated data and hosting fees are part of the costs of promoting Alberta’s communities through this app, which is a free download to users.  To offset these costs we are requesting a financial contribution from each Alberta municipality.  A simple rule of thumb is population + square km’s and divide by 2, with a $250 minimum.

Cross Marketing

Cross promotion is a part of the success in bringing guests to Alberta communities.  History Check is available for download now.  We encourage our municipal partners to include the History Check link on their websites, share posts via social media, add us to your digital signage, or invest in approved overpass banners or hay bale wrappers to share History Check.

Supplying Content

Once you become a municipal partner we encourage submission of your municipal run attractions and services.  These might include municipal campgrounds, parks, trails, cemeteries, community halls, recreation centers and heritage sites.  Each site requires up to 3 images, location, description and any links that you have available.  Some collaborating MD’s have shared their Heritage Surveys with us to begin the process of identifying historical sites and stories.

Share the following images on your social media channels and use the hash tag #more2explore.

If you would like a presentation or have additional questions, please contact Sheila Willis at 780-805-1390 or email Sheila Willis at Impact Tourism

History Check is available for download at the App Store or Google Play.  Go to for links

Please Note:  While History Check is available now, we are still in beta.  Please let us know of any bugs, so that we might correct them.  We are currently adding content to prepare to promote the Alberta experience in the next several months.

We would like to Thank our Major Pre-Launch Supporters

(Contributions prior to Launch are recognized on the History Check app through the use of a Gold Star on Primary Icons)

Alberta Heritage Resources Foundation (AHRF)

Edmonton & District Historical Society

County of Grande Prairie

Town of High Prairie

MD of Lesser Slave River

Mackenzie County

MD of Opportunity

Saddles Hills County

Town of Sexsmith

Slave Lake Region Tri-Council

  • Town of Slave Lake
  • Sawridge First Nation
  • MD of Lesser Slave River

Smoky Lake Economic Development

  • Smoky Lake County
  • Town of Smoky Lake
  • Village of Waskatenau
  • Village of Vilna

Travel Alberta (Future Website portion of History Check)

Town of Wembley

Saddle Hills County

History Check App is in transition to be managed by Impact Tourism. This is part of a self sustainability initiative for the app. Thank you for your patience during these transitions. If you have any questions you may email

Thank you, Sheila Willis, Impact Tourism.”

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