Discover our history and learn how it shapes modern-day Alberta.
Where the bonebed is a hotbed of science
Drumheller is known as the dinosaur capital of the world. It only makes sense to build a museum where the fossils are found. The Royal Tyrrell Museum opened in 1985 and is home to, among other things, the most complete tyrannosaurid skeleton in the world, the best-preserved armoured dinosaur and the largest fossilized marine reptile ever found. In short, it’s a pretty cool place to spend a day.
History comes alive when you visit the places where it happened
Get a contemporary take on history by visiting one of the many historic sites around the province. These include archeological sites, buildings and sacred spaces. They offer a sweeping view of Alberta history. What’s more, when you get out into the fresh air, there’s no way history can be stuffy and boring.
Featured historic site
Medalta in the Historic Clay District
This museum and Medicine Hat community hub is located in the former production facility of Medalta Potteries. It turned out all manner of ceramics from 1916-1954 that are now valued by collectors. The museum features a breathtaking array of these works and sits alongside a production facility that is home to an artist-in-residency program.