Photos: Heritage Park now open for 2022 season

Newly added and renovated exhibits opened ths year

The gates to Heritage Park are opened for the start of the 2022 season on Saturday, May 21, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Hundreds of Calgarians lined up at Heritage Park on Saturday morning, some literally by the bus full, to take in the park’s official season opening ceremonies.

The park began this season with special guests Elder Clarence Wolfleg, and Calgary Roughnecks Harrison Matsuoka and Reece Callies holding a mock lacrosse faceoff. Fitting for the park, the lacrosse sticks were antiques.

The park has a number of new attractions this year for visitors. Among them is a new turn-of-the-century veterinary exhibit, brand new Indigenous programming with dance set to the music of Peter Gabriel, and the two-acre natural resources area.

And for fans of 19th Century farm life in Alberta, the park has double the number of animals available to see on their working farm.

“We’re elated to be able to welcome our guests back to Heritage Park Historical Village with even more for them to see and do,” said Lindsey Galloway, president and CEO of Heritage Park Historical Village.

For more details on upcoming events and programming at the park, see heritagepark.ca.

Photos from the opening ceremonies

Dignitaries and visitors await the start of the Heritage Park opening ceremonies for the start of the 2022 season on Saturday, May 21, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Literal buses full of visitors line up for the opening ceremonies and start of the 2022 season at Heritage Park on Saturday, May 21, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Heritage Park staff await visitors during the opening ceremonies for the start of the 2022 season on Saturday, May 21, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Heritage Park staff hold on to the antique lacrosse sticks used as part of the opening ceremonies for the start of the 2022 season on Saturday, May 21, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Heritage Park CEO Lindsey Galloway, left, Calgary Roughneck Harrison Matsuoka, Elder Clarence Wolfleg, and Calgary Roughneck Reece Callies hold antique lacrosse sticks for the opening ceremonies for the start of the 2022 season at Heritage Park on Saturday, May 21, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The gates to Heritage Park are opened for the start of the 2022 season on Saturday, May 21, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Some of the first visitors enter Heritage Park at the start of the 2022 season on Saturday, May 21, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Heritage Park staff greet the first few visitors into the park during the opening ceremonies for the start of the 2022 season on Saturday, May 21, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

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