Lamont County is nestled in the Beaver Hills and is proud to boast attractions like Elk Island National Park and the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. It’s known as the “Cradle of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada,” as well as the “Church Capital of North America.”
The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village Society was founded in 1971 to develop a heritage village commemorating the settlement of east central Alberta by Ukrainians.
More than 40 buildings have been moved to the UCHV, where they have been researched, restored, and furnished to their early-20th-century appearance. The museum also has a multi-purpose visitor centre with exhibit gallery spaces to provide a closer understanding of early Ukrainian settlement in this area.
The new feature exhibit is supported by Lamont County. Make, Mend and Modify: Ukrainians Adapting in Alberta tells the story of how Ukrainian settlers to east central Alberta arrived with very little possessions and had to ‘make do’ as they worked to clear the land and build a home.
|Open for the season:||June 19 to September 6, 2021|
Wednesdays to Sundays, 10 am–5 pm
|Location: ||195041 Highway 16 East, Lamont County, AB.|
Located 25 minutes (50 kilometres) east of Edmonton on Highway 16, 3 kilometres east of Elk Island National Park
|Admission:||Family (2 Adults & Youths to a maximum of 8 people): $40|
Adult (18-64): $15
Senior (65+): $13
Youth (7-17): $10
Child (0-6): Free