Heritage Survey Program

The primary activity of the Heritage Survey Program is the maintenance of a database of over 70,000 records of non-archaeological heritage resources in Alberta.  The Survey contains information gathered as early as 1971, and has been continuously added to since then.  A wide variety of site types is represented, from geological and natural features, to houses, grain elevators, train stations and barns.  The main emphasis of the survey is historic buildings and other structures, usually more than 50 years of age.  Information on file includes details of architectural characteristics, history, designation status, location and photographs.  The Survey provides a base of knowledge upon which informed decisions relating to Alberta's heritage resources can be made.

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Fimrite Barn, Valhalla Centre

Canadian Northern Railway Station, Athabasca

Alberta-Pacific Grain Elevator, Castor


Railway Station

Grain Elevator

In partnership with communities across the province, the Survey has also produced a series of Walking and Driving Tour brochures.  Click on a link below to access the tour of the community.

For further information contact the Heritage Survey Program Coordinator, Historic Places Stewardship Section.

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