Featured Museums

Each month, several Recognized Museums are randomly selected and profiled as Featured Museums. This is an opportunity for Recognized Museums to share their upcoming events, new exhibits, and what makes their museum unique.  

This month's Featured Museums are the Okotoks Museum and Archives, the Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum, and the Trochu and District Museum.

For a list of past Featured Museums, click here.

If you would like your Recognized Museum to be featured here, please fill out the form in the Members Only section. For more information, please contact recognized@museums.ab.ca.

Okotoks Museum and Archives

The Town of Okotoks Museum and Archives is a municipally owned museum and archives located in a beautiful 115-year-old home. Established in 2000, the Okotoks Museum and Archives is devoted to preserving artifacts and archival resources, and celebrating the stories of Okotoks’ past. The museum presents ongoing exhibits along with programs and events for students, adults, families, and seniors which promote exploration and connection to history in engaging ways.



We Made Our Own Fun, until June 22

The Okotoks Upper School, until August 30

75th Anniversary of D-Day, from June 6 to August 30

Forgotten Foothills: Traces of Places of the Past, until October 31

Okotoks: The Eldorado of South Alberta, from June 29 to November 9

Upcoming Events:

Sheep River Walk (Free) – June 7, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Full Moon Ghost Walk (Tickets Required) – August 15, after dark


May 1 to August 31
Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Extended hours on Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

September 1 to April 30
Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

49 North Railway Street
Okotoks, AB T1S 1K1
(403) 938-8969


Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum

An open-air living history museum with over twenty buildings on 14 acres, Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum includes thirteen heritage or replica buildings creating a village area and over 20,000 square feet of modern display space. With over 10,000 individual artifacts ranging from small household objects to large farm machinery and vehicles, the museum tells the story of the pioneers and homesteaders of the Stony Plain and Parkland area.


Upcoming Events:

Stony Plain Farmer's Days, May 31 – June 2
Museum hosts a family-friendly kids’ zone during the event

Canada Day, July 1
Museum hosts a family-friendly kids’ zone during the event

Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, August 2 – 4
Museum is a host venue for the festival

Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering, August 16 – 18
Museum is a host venue for the gathering

Harvest Festival, September 28
A full day of demonstrations, activities, and music, part of Stony Plain's Alberta Culture Days

Summer Hours:

Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 p.m.

Tea House:
Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

5120 - 41 Avenue
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1L5
(780) 963-1234


Trochu and District Museum

Housed in the former town office / firehall, the Trochu and District Museum celebrates Indigenous and prehistoric activity in the area and then life from the early 1900s. Armand Trochu’s group of French cavalrymen, the Sisters of Charity, the Finn community, farming and ranching pioneers, heroes of the First and Second World Wars, the Trochu Tribune printing machines, local coal mines, and a Vancouver 2010 Olympics podium are all featured here. There is also an extensive archives for people searching their family roots.


Upcoming Events:

Annual Garage and Plant Sale, May 18

Canada Day festivities, July 1

Doors Open Trochu Historical Walk, July
Exact date TBA – please consult the Trochu and District Museum website


May to August
Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Otherwise, by appointment.

315 Arena Avenue
Trochu, AB T0M 2C0
(403) 442-2220


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