Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Tofield, AB, Canada
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an open-air museum that uses costumed historical interpreters to recreate pioneer settlements in east central Alberta, Canada. Visit Canada. Epic Canada Route © Monika Newbound
The first Ukrainian settlement in Canada was established northeast of Edmonton during the years 1892-1894, north of present-day Lamont. Between 1892 and 1930, Ukrainian immigrants would establish other bloc settlements (or colonies) in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. None was larger, however, than the Ukrainian bloc settlement in east central Alberta. Today, Edmonton has the largest population among all Canadian cities and Alberta has the largest population among all provinces.
Witness this vibrant history come alive at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, an open-air living history museum where costumed role-players recreate the life of east central Alberta’s early Ukrainian pioneers. Step back in time to 1892-1930 and hear real stories of triumphs and hardships in Canada’s oldest settlement of Ukrainian pioneers. Explore more than 35 historic structures by foot or hop on a free horse-drawn wagon. Make your experience complete with mouth-watering Ukrainian food. Visit Canada. Epic Canada Route © Monika Newbound