Province takes first step in French services policy
Free fun for all at Alberta Culture Days
September 23, 2016
Alberta families will be able to visit many of Alberta’s historic sites and museums in celebration of Alberta Culture Days, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2
As part of the celebrations, 12 provincial facilities, including eight provincial historic sites and museums, will be offering free admission and
family-friendly activities for visitors during the weekend. Click the link below for a complete list of programs.
List of participating provincial historic sites and museums programming
Statement from Culture and Tourism Minister on the Paralympics in Rio
Countdown to Culture Days is on
August 24, 2016
Excitement builds across Alberta as communities prepare for the province’s largest celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit with the
ninth annual Culture Days.
Between September 30 and October 2, Albertans will find a wide variety of things to see and do for the entire family during the ninth annual Alberta Culture
List of 2016 Celebration Sites
History reborn: 100-year-old diary comes to life
August 22, 2016
An Alberta family has rediscovered history through a century-old diary held at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA).
Royal Alberta Museum reaches major construction milestone
August 16, 2016
The new Royal Alberta Museum is one step closer to opening, as the governments of Canada and Alberta mark construction completion of the landmark facility.
Commemorating 125 years of Ukrainian settlement in Canada
August 5, 2016
Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda has issued a statement about the 125th anniversary of Ukrainian immigration to Canada.
The Olympic Games in Rio: Statement from Culture and Tourism Minister
Explore your own rural routes during Open Farm Days
Help salute Alberta outstanding volunteers
Help salute Alberta outstanding volunteers
Nation’s Ministers of sport and recreation active in Alberta
Tourists flocked to Alberta from abroad in 2014
May 30, 2016
Alberta’s reputation as a world-class tourist destination continues to grow, with a significant surge in overseas visitors and local spending in 2014.
Almost 900,000 overseas visitors travelled to Alberta in 2014, up 17 per cent from the year before, according to new Statistics Canada figures.
These overseas visitors spent more than $1 billion in the province, an increase of 22 per cent over 2013.In addition, visits from the United States
increased to more than 770,000 travellers in 2014, and these visitors spent more than $730 million, 12 per cent more than in 2013.
Tourism Quick Facts
Tourism Entrepreneurship Program
New DINO-mite exhibit paves way for Tyrrell expansion
May 20, 2016
There is more to explore at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology as the world-renowned facility unveils a major new exhibit just ahead of a
$9.3 million expansion, part of the Alberta Jobs Plan.
Royal Tyrrell Museum
Province invests $10 million into Calgary Zoo expansions
Photo courtesy of Toronto Zoo
April 28, 2016
The Government of Alberta is providing funding help for the Calgary Zoo expansion, a move that will bring two adult giant pandas and twin panda cubs to
the zoo in 2018. This $10 million investment will help create jobs and enhance a key tourism attraction.
Culture and Tourism Budget
Province salutes Alberta’s volunteers
Nominations open for 2016 provincial Heritage Awards
Albertans celebrate Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie
Growing Rural Tourism Conference supports a developing industry
February 22, 2016
Running February 22-24 in Camrose, the theme of the 2016 Growing Rural Tourism Conference is Bank On It. Through workshops, presentations, networking
opportunities and a trade show, the conference provides education and inspiration to rural tourism operators, municipalities and industry
representatives. The conference also includes the Entrepreneurship Challenge, a friendly competition that helps support operators with the development
of new tourism experiences.
Growing Rural Tourism Conference
More than $10 million in funding announced to support non-profits, jobs provincewide
February 11, 2016
Non-profit organizations across the province, along with businesses that serve the sector, continue to benefit from funding through Alberta’s Community
Grants programs. Community projects ranging from facility upgrades and construction to support for the delivery of social, cultural and recreational
programs and activities are receiving grants through the Community Facility Enhancement Program and Community Initiatives Program.
List of grant recipients
Grants support preserving Alberta’s history and stories
Nearly 36,000 bid farewell to Royal Alberta Museum
December 7, 2015
After 48 years in its current home, the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) has officially closed in preparation for its mammoth-sized move to downtown Edmonton.
Royal Alberta Museum
Volunteer Stars shine brightly at awards ceremony
Budget 2015 helps keep creative industries jobs in Alberta
Alberta’s charitable tax credit supports giving across the province
Awards celebrate best of visitor service
October 2, 2015
Albertans who go the extra mile to help travellers at visitor information centres have been recognized with Ammy Awards.
Named for Alberta’s official gemstone, ammolite, the Ammy Awards honour visitor information centres and staff that exemplify the hospitality the province is known for through creative and professional approaches to meeting visitors’ needs.
Visitor Services Program
Culture and Tourism Blog
Entrepreneurs: capitalize on tourism
September 21, 2015
New and improved tools and services are now available for entrepreneurs interested in starting or expanding their tourism business.
The tourism entrepreneurship program includes one-on-one advisory services, regional workshops and partnerships to connect entrepreneurs with resources.
Enjoy free admission at Alberta’s provincial historic sites and museums during Alberta Culture Days
Heritage preservation efforts supported
Alberta Culture Days only a month away
Hanna’s iconic railway roundhouse designated during Railroaders Reunion
Outstanding students receive Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal
Experience Alberta agriculture during Open Farm Days
Share your discoveries of artifacts and fossils through Report a Find