The Healing Garden in St. Albert


The Musée Héritage Museum has been working alongside the United Church and City staff planning a place to remember the children that were taken from their families and placed residential schools. There were two residential schools in the region, the Youville Home on Mission Hill and the Edmonton Industrial School located near River Lot 56.

At our 2015 Father’s Day Food Truck event we had children and their families make a heart flower to plant at the Healing Garden site, located on the north side of the Sturgeon River, across from City Hall.  Children from the St. Albert United Church started planting the heart garden on Sunday June 21 and then museum staff added the hearts they had collected at the special event.

Heart gardens are being planted across Canada and….”The goal is to honour children lost to the Indian Residential School system and mark new possibilities in reconciliation.”  To discover more about this project visit

We invite you to stop by the Musee Heritage Museum to make your own heart flower to add to the garden!