The Bruin Inn

70 years of St. Albert’s Social Life

April 12August 21, 2022 at the Musée Héritage Museum (St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert)

Dig out those youthful memories, as you revisit the Bruin Inn! When the St. Albert Hotel burned down in 1928, the new and modern Bruin Inn was built in the same prime location, next to the Sturgeon River. We look at the hotel’s role as a gathering place for the region. From the 1920’s through the 1990’s, it was THE place to be on a Saturday night. Finally torn down in 2000, the Bruin Inn still holds a place in the hearts of locals who recall the great times they had there. You can relive its history.

St. Albert History Gallery

Opened April 1, 2017 at the Musée Héritage Museum (St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert)

The St. Albert History Gallery is a space for diverse stories that touch on our long and complex past and our current place in the world. Each year, we change aspects of the gallery to bring in new narratives and new objects from our collections, and to highlight stories from the community.

It is a space where we can answer questions about important issues like residential schools and immigration, as well as the history of the Mission and City of St. Albert. In our rapidly changing world, it is important to remember that our past can teach us lessons which help us to enjoy and appreciate our community, understand current events and face future challenges. 

Learn more about past exhibitions at the Musée Heritage Museum.

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St. Albert History Gallery

Visit the museum to explore the permanent history gallery! Explore a variety of stories from the earliest people to modern-day events. The new gallery is split into sections, with regular rotations of community stories.

Online Exhibitions

Missed it the first time or want a reminder? Check out some of our past exhibitions that are now online!