Upcoming heritage events!


Looking for something to do this weekend?

On September 22 and 23, 2018 many of Calgary’s most intriguing and beloved sites participate in Doors Open YYC. During these days, buildings in all quadrants of the city, and even a few beyond the city limits, open their doors – free of charge – to the public and providing special revealing tours and behind-the-scenes experiences. Whether you’re a geek for history, architecture, the environment, art, sports, science or engineering, this is your chance at an insider’s view of Calgary’s vibrant and dynamic cityscape.

Doors Open is a well-established and highly successful international concept that allows people free access to buildings in order to create enthusiasm for heritage and contemporary architecture and increase the appreciation of historic and culturally significant places and spaces.

Doors Open - Haultain School 
(home of the CHA's Office!)

Saturday Sept 22 - 10-4pm
Tucked away in Calgary’s Beltline neighborhood is the historic Haultain School.  Built in 1894 by Child and Wilson when Alberta was not yet a province, it was home to Calgary’s first sandstone two-room schoolhouse. Its first students included children of railway workers, new immigrants and some of Calgary’s wealthier citizens.

Learn about the unique architecture and history of this historic gem, Calgary’s oldest surviving and very first sandstone school with running water.

Hear about how the school changed over the years and about its current tenants, two non-profit organizations, Parks Foundation Calgary and Calgary Heritage Authority.

Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Centre Street Lion Community Welcome

Join The City of Calgary at Rotary Park (3 Ave. and 1 St. N.E.) on Saturday Sept 29 from 11-2pm to welcome one of the original Centre Street Bridge lions to the park, as part of Alberta Culture Days. 

Event features:
- Family-friendly activities
- Face painting
- Food trucks
- Tours from Harry the Historian
- Lion dance, presented by the Chinatown BIA

Speeches start at noon, and the history tour starts at 1:15 p.m. 

Everyone is welcome!

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