Explore St. Albert’s past at the Grain Elevator Park and Train Station, where our interpreters will take you on a guided tour of two of Alberta’s provincially designated grain elevators, the 1906 Brackman Ker Elevator and 1929 Alberta Wheat Pool Elevator.
Complete the experience with a visit to the 1920’s replica Train Station where you can try your hand at Morse Code and see how the station agents lived.
While grain elevators are rapidly disappearing from the Prairies, the St. Albert Grain Elevators have been restored and brought back to life for future generations to enjoy and experience. St. Albert’s 1906 and 1929 Albert Wheat Pool Elevators were constructed in the golden age of Canada’s grain trade. After significant restoration, St. Albert’s grain elevators remain distinctive symbols of our heritage and stand as icons of a way of life and of the province itself.
The grain elevators reopened to the public in 2011 after a year-long restoration. The restoration project included repairs and stabilization of the foundations, roofs re-shingled, metal cladding secured and repainted, rotten timbers replaced and windows restored. Work continued into 2011 on the 1929 elevator—which had considerably more rot than the 1906 elevator—and restoration included residing and repainting the elevators with the Alberta Wheat Pool colour and logo. Throughout the project, the City of St. Albert, Arts and Heritage, HIP architects and Delnor Construction worked closely with the Provincial Heritage Advisor to ensure all restoration work complied with the Standards and Guidelines for the Preservation of Historic Places in Canada.