*Please note, summer pottery programs are limited due to studio closures for renovations.


Arts and Heritage Foundation St. Albert

2024 Arts and Heritage St. Albert Walking Tours

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Historic Tours:

Enjoy a leisurely tour that covers topics such as Indigenous and Mission Hill history, heritage sites and historic downtown. Please dress for the weather.

Innovation Tour

Meet at Train Station

Experience agricultural innovation by touring the beautifully restored 1906 and 1929 grain elevators. Discover how these giant wooden machines innovated agricultural production across the prairies. Then, check out historic tractor and farm equipment collections before visiting the replica Train Station for some hands-on activities. 

Friday, July 12 from 3–4:30 pm

Downtown tour

Meet at Museum

Meet our knowledgeable staff at the Musée Héritage Museum (inside St. Albert Place), and they will guide you past St. Albert's historic landmarks and share fascinating stories along the way.

Thursday, August 8 from 6–7:30 pm

Thursday, September 12 from 6–7:30 pm

Sturgeon River tour

Meet at Museum

Communities shape landscape and the landscape shapes communities. On this guided walk you will hear stories about how the Sturgeon River has supported growing communities for the past 5,000 years and how the area has evolved. 

Thursday, August 15 from 6– 7:30 pm

Indigenous plant tour 

Meet at Museum

Join staff on a walking tour that explores the many uses of plants that grow along the Sturgeon River. Learn about the historical and contemporary relationship between plants and Indigenous peoples. 

Wednesday, July 31 from 6–7:30 pm

Mission Hill tour 

Meet at Father Lacombe Chapel

Interpreters will share the history of the chapel building and take you on a tour of the historic bells, grotto and St. Alberta’s historic cemetery. 

Thursday, July 25 from 3–4:30 pm

Thursday, August 29 from 6–7:30 pm

River Lot tour

Meet at Train Station

Come by the River Lots for a Historic Walking Tour! Learn about St. Albert’s historic river lot system. Explore the homes of early Metis and Francophone families in the community.

Wednesday, August 21 from 3–4:30 pm

Public Art Tours:

Take in a leisurely summer stroll to learn about the beautiful and varied public art in St. Albert’s historic downtown. Please dress for the weather.

Meet at the Art Gallery of St. Albert

Thursday, August 1 from 6:30–7:30 pm

Public Art + History Tours:

Learn about the history of St. Albert’s Perron District and its relation to public art in this leisurely one-hour walking tour. Please dress for the weather.

Meet at the Art Gallery of St. Albert

Thursday, July 4 from 6:30–7:30 pm

Thursday, September 5 from 6:30–7:30 pm

If you are interested in a topic and want to book a private walking tour, please email museum@artsandheritage.ca


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