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Heritage Park,Calgary, Alberta
Canada's largest living historical village

by Jerry W. Bird

Having lived in Calgary at the time of Heritage Park's opening, and sharing its pleasures with my family, guests and clients for decades, the park was a 'must see' on this summer's return trip. My advertising agency used Heritage Park as the location for a series of video shoots for Burns Foods, and other well known firms. Pat Burns, an Irish immigrant, was one of the 'Big Four' who put Calgary on the map by launching the first Stampede. Another Big 4 member was A.E. Cross of the Calgary Brewery, another client of mine, famous for its 'horseshoe and buffalo label.' The park proved to be the ideal setting, with its old fashioned farm kitchens, cast iron stoves, ornate ovens and large wooden chopping blocks. The mountain backdrop which frames the park's western vista added a dramatic flavour to the outdoor scenes.

Check the following
Yellowhead Highway - Manitoba to Pacific
From a Heritage Canada feature I wrote in Latitudes Magazine of Montreal, 1994.

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Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull-Ottawa

Glenbow Museum, Art Gallery and Library, Calgary, Alberta

Head Smashed-In buffalo JUmp, Fort Macleod, Alberta

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, NWT

Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria, BC

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UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC

Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon, Sask.
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