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VISITOR GUIDELINES

Preparing for your visit:

The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is happy to welcome you back. We ask you to work together with us to keep the museum a safe space for yourself, for all visitors and for our staff.

As you may know, no two visits to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village are ever quite the same. This summer season, we have created a new experience for our visitors. While many of our buildings will only be partially open, our visitors will have the opportunity to see the Village from a different perspective. Our costumed interpreters will be placed throughout the site offering detailed information about Ukrainian settlement in east central Alberta from 1890-1930. This season, our interpreters will not be in character, allowing visitors to ask a wide range of questions and learn about different aspects of our museum. Please read below for further details on what to expect when you visit.

What we are asking of our visitors:

    

·         Stay home if you are not feeling well.

·         Please bring and wear your own non-medical mask. (Note that we will not be providing masks to visitors.)

·         Practice good hygiene. This includes washing your hands, for at least 20 seconds, regularly during your visit, avoiding touching your face, and coughing or sneezing into your elbow. Hand sanitizer stations are also available throughout the site.

·         Keep your family unit together when walking through the museum, and keep children within reach at all times.

·         Please be patient – don’t crowd around historic buildings. Practise physical distancing guidelines, keep 2 metres away from others and please wait your turn. 

·         Please follow entrance and exit signs in and out of the Visitor Centre.

What’s open:

·     Visitors can view the following buildings:

o  Alberta Lumber Company

Alberta Provincial Police Post

Bellis CNR Train Station

Bellis Home Grain Elevator

Blacksmith Shop

Burdei (sod house)

Demchuk Blacksmith Shop

Grekul House

Hawreliak House

Hlus House

Kiew Hall

Morecambe School

Pylypow House

Radway Livery Barn

Russia School

Slemko House

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

St. Nicholas Russo-Greek Orthodox Church

St. Vladimir’s Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church

Wostok Hardware

Yurko House

Historical demonstrations available on select week days, see our Facebook page for details.

·    Food service is available. Food services are operated by the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society. 

·    Scooters and wheelchairs are available for rent. Please call 780-662-3640 to reserve a scooter prior to your visit.

·    The gift shop is open.

·    The new feature exhibit Make, Mend and Modify: Ukrainians Adapting in Alberta is available to view in the Visitor Centre. 

What’s not available this summer season:

·    Wagon rides are not available this summer season.

 

Hours

June 19, 2021 to September 6, 2021

We are open Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Mondays and Tuesdays, except holiday Mondays) 

Location

  • Located 25 minutes (50 kilometres) east of Edmonton on Highway 16, 3 kilometres east of Elk Island National Park
  • Get directions to the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

Admission

  • Family (2 Adults & Youths to a maximum of 8 people): $40
  • Adult (18-64): $15
  • Senior (65+): $13
  • Youth (7-17): $10
  • Child (0-6): Free
  • Canadian Military and Family (with CFOne card): Free
  • Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society member: Free

Payment can be made by cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

All prices include GST. Admission fees are subject to change without notice.

Amenities

  • Gift shop (summer season only)
  • Food services (summer season only). View the concession menu on the Friends Ukrainian Village Society website.
  • Large picnic area with picnic tables and a fire pit (no wood supplied)

Accessibility

  • To maintain historical accuracy, buildings in the historical village have limited accessibility.
  • Our museum provides plenty of outdoor things to see and do surrounding the historic buildings.
  • The Visitor Centre, containing an exhibit gallery and gift shop, is wheelchair accessible.

Accommodation

  • No accommodations or camping onsite
  • The nearest campsite is Astotin Lake Campground, located at Elk Island National Park. For more information, call 1-877-737-3783 (8 a.m. - 6 p.m. MST)

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed outside the parking lot at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.
  • Identified service animals are permitted onsite.

Visitor Tips

  • Plan for 2-3 hours to tour our museum and historic buildings.
  • We are an outdoor museum with walking required between our historic buildings.
  • Walking shoes are recommended for our gravel roads.
  • Sunscreen and sun hats are recommended on warm summer days.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the historical village, except water bottles.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the historical village.
  • Alcohol and cannabis are not permitted at any time.

Parking

  • Parking available onsite.
  • Accessible parking, RV (recreational vehicle) parking, bus parking, and passenger drop off.
  • No overnight parking

Site Map

Please see the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village site map to plan your visit.

For Your Safety

  • Gravel/dirt pathways and road may be uneven.
  • Wooden sidewalks/steps may be slippery when wet.
  • Use care when entering/exiting buildings. Please ask for assistance, if required.
  • Watch for irregular steps. 
  • Handrails will not be available.
  • Do not feed or approach livestock or farm animals.
  • Children should be supervised at all times by an accompanying adult.