Friday, 6 May 2016

Alberta Museums Opening Doors for Fort McMurray Evacuees

The Alberta Museums Association is following the events in Fort McMurray closely. Our hearts and minds are with the community of Fort McMurray and those affected. 

A number of Alberta museums are offering free admission to residents of Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo displaced by the fires. The following sites are free with proof of Fort McMurray residency (government issued ID preferred).

Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretative Centres, and Museums

Free admission at all provincially owned historic sites and museums between May 5 and September 5 with proof of residency.  Sites and museums included in this are:

8km southeast of Brooks, off Trans-Canada Highway 1

On Mission Hill, St. Vital Avenue, St. Albert

13km southeast of Elk Point on Highway 646

1.5km off Highway#3 in the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass
 
18 KM (15 minutes) north and west of Fort Macleod on secondary Highway #785

26km south of Fairview on Highway 2, at the north end of the Dunvegan Bridge

Located off Highway #3 in the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass

707 – 13th Avenue SW, Calgary

623 Main Street, Cardston

6426 – 40 Ave, Wetaskiwin

1500 North Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller

11153 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton

7km north of Markerville on Township Road 371 west of Range Road 22

60km south of Calgary in the Town of Turner Valley

50km east of Edmonton on Highway 16 (3km east of Elk Island National Park)

10km south of Smoky Lake on secondary highway 855 and 6km east on the historic Victoria Trail

Edmonton and Region

11410 Kingsway Ave, Ed,
Free admission and self-guided tours with proof of residency

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
Free admission and Tours Tots in May with proof of residency

51227 AB-60, Parkland County
Free Admission with proof of residency

13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton
Free Admission with proof of residency

Fort Heritage Precinct

10006, 100 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan
Free Admission with proof of residency

700 – 143 Street (Whitemud Drive & Fox Drive), Edmonton
Free Admission with proof of residency

223 - 55 Street, Edson
Free Admission with proof of residency

Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum

Prince of Wales Armoury Heritage Centre, 10440 108 Avenue, Edmonton
Free Admission Monday - Friday.  Large groups accommodated with advanced notice.

5411 – 51 Street, Stony Plain
Free Admission with proof of residency

10010 – 101 Street, Morinville
Free admission for evacuees

9626 96A Street, Edmonton
Free Admission with proof of residency

913 Ash Street, Sherwood Park
Free Admission with proof of residency

11211 142 Street, Edmonton
Free admission to Science Centre (public programs included) and Sherlock Holmes Exhibit with proof of residency until May 11th

Calgary and South

4629 McCall Way NE, Calgary
Free admission with proof of residency

130 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Free admission with proof of residency throughout the crisis and recovery period

Heritage Park Historical Village

1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
Free admission to Village and Gasoline Alley Museum from opening on May 21, 2016 until September 5, 2016 with proof of residency

901 North Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller
Free Admission for evacuees for the entire 2016 season with proof of residency

Military Museums

4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary
Free admission with proof of residency
Includes admission to Naval Museum of Alberta, Army Museum of Alberta, Air Force Museum of Alberta, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Museum, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Museum & Archives, the King's Own Calgary Regiment (RCAC) Museum, Canadian Highlanders Regimental Museum & Archives, Founders Gallery.

220 St. Georges Drive NE, Calgary
Free admission with proof of residency

5111 - 47th Street NE (LC594), Calgary
Free admission Fridays & Saturdays

Central Alberta

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

102, 4200 Queen Elizabeth II Highway, Red Deer 
Free Admission for the month of May with proof of residency
Plus: All funds from admissions on Monday May 23rd donated to the Red Cross to assist those affected by the wildfires.

4525 – 74a Avenue, Red Deer
Free entry to art-making programs in May for evacuees, free admission for everyone

For more information about Alberta’s museums, visit public.museums.ab.ca.

We send our thanks to the first responders and all those who assisted with evacuation efforts.