Current & Upcoming Events

Saturday Drop-in Programs

The Museum hosts regular family drop-in programs the second Saturday of the month. Each month features a different theme. Upcoming dates:

  • February 13: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Museum with archival objects such as our Valentine’s Card Collection. Program from 1-4 pm, Suggested donation of $3
  • March 12: Decorative Drums. Program from 1-4 pm. This program will require pre-registration.
  • April 9: Program from 1-4 pm, Suggested donation of $3
  • May 14: Program from 1-4 pm, Suggested donation of $3
  • June 11: Program from 1-4 pm, Suggested donation of $3

Spring Break Programs

March 29 – April 1, Drop-in programs run at 10 am and 1 pm

Suggested donation of $3

Thinking about doing a “staycation” for Spring Break this year? Mark your calendars as Spring Break programs at the Museum are back! For additional information, call 780.459.1528.

Geodes Rock!
Tues, March 29
Climb your way down to the Museum to learn all about how rocks… rock! We’ll do some rockin’ activities; including growing our own geodes (must leave overnight).

Build Your Imagination
Wed, March 30
If you love building using your creative muscle, this program’s for you! We’ll look at some of St Albert’s landmarks as inspiration to create your own fantastic structure using building squares.

Cars
Thurs, March 31
Race over to the Museum to learn about cars (and their toy versions), and how they’ve changed over time. Make your own clothespin car, and then take it for a spin on our racetrack!

History Heroes
Fri, April 1
Love superheroes? Fly, swing, or zoom into the Museum to take a look at some superheroes from the past, including some local heroes! We’ll make our own comic-style flipbooks of our own heroes, inspired by examples from the Museum.


Summer Drop-in Programs 

Suggested donation of $2 – 3 

Summer programs are back at the Museum and Heritage Sites!

Homemade Mondays at Father Lacombe Chapel
Mondays: July 11 – August 29, drop-in from 11 am – 4 pm

Tuesdays Together at the Musée Héritage Museum
Tuesdays: July 12 – August 30. Hour long guided programs begin at 10 am and 1 pm

Game Day at the Little White School
Wednesdays: July 13 – August 24, drop-in from 11 am – 4 pm

Craft Thursdays at the St Albert Grain Elevator Park
Thursdays: July 14 – August 25, drop-in from 11 am – 4 pm


Historic Walking Tours

Suggestion donation of $2 – 3

Join us for Historic Walking Tours of St Albert’s past and discover what makes our city unique! Walking tours run throughout the summer St Albert’s riverside, historic downtown, and Mission Hill. All tours meet at the Little White School (2 Madonna Drive) at 6:30 pm. The Downtown Tour is approximately 1 – 1.5 hours, while the Riverside Tour is about 1.5 – 2 hours.

  • July 23 – Downtown
  • July 7 – Riverside
  • July 21 – Downtown
  • July 27 – Mission Hill
  • August 11 – Riverside
  • August 17 – Mission Hill
  • August 25 – Downtown
  • September 8 – Riverside

Backpack Walking Tours

Rent a backpack form the Musée Héritage Museum (suggestion donation $5) and head out to enjoy your own Walking Tour! Backpacks are equipped with resources that will enhance your Walking Tour as you learn about the history and ecosystem of the Sturgeon River.


Canada Day

July 1 from 12 – 4 pm

Join us on July 1 for Canada Day at the Grain Elevator Park, Little White School, and Father Lacombe Chapel.


The Food Trucks are Coming

They’re back! The food trucks return to the St Albert Grain Elevator Park to serve up delicious food! Visit the idyllic park setting, bring a blanket or lawn chairs, and enjoy the region’s best food trucks!

Sunday, June 19 (Father’s Day) from 1 – 5 pm

Join us for a family-friendly Sunday picnic date with a fun, old-fashioned penny carnival. A perfect way to celebrate Father’s Day!

Saturday, August 26 from 5 – 9 pm

Close out your summer as the food trucks return to the St Albert Grain Elevator Park for a second event! Join us for great food, beer gardens, and tours of the historic grain elevators.


Harvest Festival

Sunday, September 11 from 12 – 4 pm at the St Albert Grain Elevator Park


Urban Agriculture in St Albert and a Food Forest Course

Stay tuned for dates for the Food Forest course in the spring of 2016. For additional information, please contact jillyc@shaw.ca or 780.418.8814.

Urban Agriculture Conversation Series

Location: All programs take place at the Glasshouse Bistro at the Enjoy Centre, 101 Riel Drive, St Albert

Chicken Talk: Thursday, January 28, from 7 – 9 pm

Is there a chicken coming to your neighbourhood? For more than twenty years, Yolande and Ron Stark have raised healthy, contented hens just out the backdoor on their farm near Villeneuve. They have raised both pastured poultry that produce meat for their family and a colourful flock of laying hens that provide yummy eggs for their family, some lucky neighbours and friends. The chickens are an entertaining focal point , drawing all visitors to the fenced area to enjoy the antics of these charming creatures. Yolande will regale us with educational stories from the chicken yard that will help you to consider if backyard chickens are the right choice for your family. As St Albert City Council considers allowing chickens in our back yards, we can absorb Yolande’s presentation on the topic as ‘food for thought’. Register on EventBrite.

Have you heard the Buzz about Bees?: Tuesday, February 9, from 7 – 9 pm

Bert Blouin, president of the Calgary and District Beekeepers Association and owner of Buzzy Bee Honey, is coming to share his passion about bees. He will explain a bit about bee biology, how to start keeping bees, including information about the Beekeeping Cycle, major diseases and pests, how to winter bees and products of the hive. Register on EventBrite.

Building Community: Thursday, March 3, from 7 – 9 pm

Permaculture teacher Kenton Zerbin will cover techniques and strategies enabling participants to kick start their own local communities. Whether it’s within your own family, your neighbourhood, or your city, there are ways to start really exciting social and physical change using the design science of Permaculture. Permaculture is a practical, groundswell movement which demonstrates that humans can be a regenerative force on this planet. Using this design science we can create landscapes of abundance, homes that meet our needs and thriving communities. Register on EventBrite.

Organic Vegetable Gardening: Thursday, March 17, from 7 – 9 pm

Passionate about nutritious, organic food? So are Ron and Yolande Stark. Since 1994 they have operated a CSA market garden on their farm near Villeneuve growing food and building community. With the help of their CSA families they manage a 2 1/2  – 3 acres garden that nourishes their family and more than 100 other people on a weekly basis from late June well into the fall. The vegetables are naturally grown without any chemical intervention.  Yolande will take her large-scale gardening experience and translate it to backyard gardening to help you improve the productivity in your own space. Register on EventBrite.

Repair land. Grow food. Build community.: Thursday, April 14, from 7 – 9 pm

Local teacher and entrepreneur, Kenton Zerbin will make an inspiring, overarching presentation on the subject of permaculture, providing you with illumination and ideas for making an abundant garden, an efficient home and a thriving community. This is a perfect introduction for those who want to start growing their own food, to improve their home or garden, and to learn how humanity can be a regenerative force on this planet. Learn about this growing movement that has national governments, world renowned scientists and backyard gardeners alike feeling optimistic and creating change on the ground. What you will leave with: money and time saving ideas for how to improve your garden, land and home; local community connections & networking contacts; bundles of optimism & hope. Register on EventBrite.

Create a Green, Water Efficient Garden & Property~ filtered edition: Thursday, April 28, from 7 – 9 pm

Learn how to design water efficiency and resiliency for your home and garden, saving you money, work, and making your property lush and healthy. In this 2 hour program, we will cover techniques for capturing rainwater, storing it and using it effectively. Kenton Zerbin ‘filters’ his considerable and exciting knowledge on water capture through to us so we can apply it to our home and landscape. Register on EventBrite.


Learn more about past events at the Musée Héritage Museum and St Albert Heritage Sites, including the food truck events, Harvest Festival, and more!


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