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Heritage Village Marc Chalifoux Photography

What could be more Canadian than an aboriginal encampment, or blacksmithing? At the Heritage Village, festival goers get a taste of Canada's pioneer history, something that both new Canadians and fourth-generation Canucks will appreciate.

2018 activities included:

Cree Winter Camp

Everyone is invited to participate community to participate in an interpretative Cree Winter Camp, which will teach visitors about how the Cree people relied on their natural surroundings for survival. The interactive experience takes place inside a traditional log dwelling, with plenty of hides and furs, and a hearth for light and warmth.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Watch blacksmiths forge the primary tools of the trade: a punch, hammer and tongs. These techniques are the same as those used to produce Damascus steel, artwork, wrought iron, and are still used today to recreate historic hardware.

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The mission of the Silver Skate Festival Society is to provide a free family-oriented winter celebration blending sport, recreation, arts and culture, showcasing various skating disciplines and promoting outdoor activities in Alberta.

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