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Heritage Village Featured

Heritage Village Marc Chalifoux Photography

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

Cree Winter Camp

Everyone is invited 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.

Bannock

Cook up a tasty piece of bannock (bread) over a fire.

Blacksmithing Demonstrations

Courtesy Front Step Forge. 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.

Parks Canada Learn-to Camp

Drop-in program themes and topics include: how to dress for winter activities, tips on staying warm outdoors, exploring Edmonton’s winter landscape and how to plan a toasty winter cookout. Saturdays and Sundays only (no holiday Monday programming).

More info at Parks Canada

Cabane à sucre ('Sugar Shack')

By Canada Maple Shack. Take in the French-Canadian tradition of a 'toffee-pull' – drizzle some syrup onto ice to turn it into a sweet and sticky treat.

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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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