Alberta Heritage Survey Program

The Alberta Heritage Survey Program documents Alberta's historic places in partnership with:

  • Heritage groups
  • Consultants
  • Individuals

Alberta Heritage Survey Database

The Alberta Heritage Survey database contains almost 100,000 records of non-archaeological historic places within the province. The database contains information gathered as early as 1971 and most of the sites are older than 50 years of age.

A wide variety of historical sites are represented in the Alberta Heritage Survey - houses, churches, grain elevators, train stations, barns, mines, cemeteries and a few geological and natural features.

Information on the Alberta Heritage Survey includes:

  • Architectural characteristics
  • History
  • Designation status
  • Location
  • Photographs

The database provides a base of knowledge to assist in making informed decisions regarding Alberta's historic resources. Access the online Alberta Heritage Survey database by visiting the HeRMIS website.

HeRMIS: The Online Alberta Heritage Survey Database

The Heritage Resources Management Information System (HeRMIS) is a data storage and retrieval system. The Alberta Heritage Survey Database is one of several collections that can be accessed online by visiting the HeRMIS website.

Alberta Heritage Survey Forms

The Alberta Heritage Survey eForm

New records can be added to the Alberta Heritage Survey database. Approved projects and individuals can submit data to the Alberta Heritage Survey, using the Alberta Heritage Survey eForm.

Instructions for using the system will help if you require assistance with using the Heritage Survey online eForm.

Historical Walking and Driving Tours

In partnership with communities across the province, the Alberta Heritage Survey Program has produced a series of walking and driving tour booklets.

There are 22 community-specific guides available for download.

For further information, contact the Alberta Heritage Survey Program.

Last reviewed/revised: January 7, 2016
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