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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
June 14-17, 2007

Host - Alberta Craft Council
Partner - Canadian Crafts Federation
Location - Alberta College of Art and Design

Sponsors - American Craft Council, The Crafts Report

Cultural Destinations in Alberta, Canada


Glenbow Museum, Calgary, is the largest art and heritage museum in western Canada, and has a fabulous Blackfoot culture gallery
Heritage Park, Calgary, is an open-air museum, with restored town, farms and ranches
Art Gallery of Calgary, is one of 7 public galleries and artist-run centres in Calgary
Art Central, Calgary, is a heritage building with 50+ commercial galleries and studios

Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, may be closed for a $150 million re-build - TBA
Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton, is another huge village museum
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, is the province’s largest art museum
Ukrainian Cultural Village, near Edmonton, is Canada’s best ethno-cultural museum

The Works, Edmonton, June/July, is Canada’s largest visual arts festival
Calgary Stampede, July, is the world’s largest rodeo

Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, is the world’s largest dinosaur museum http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Fort McLeod, is a 7000 year old World Heritage Site
Reynolds Museum, Wetaskiwin, is Canada’s largest museum of motorized vehicles
Remington Museum, Cardston, is Canada’s largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles
Medalta, Medicine Hat, is the national historic ceramics industry district and arts centre
Whyte Museum, Banff, is the Rockies museum and cluster of heritage homes
Custom Wollen Mill, Carstairs, is western Canada’s last working fibre mill
Bar U Ranch, Longview, is a national historic site in stunning foothills country
Writing-On-Stone, Milk River, is Canada’s largest site of prehistoric rock art

McNally Robinson, Calgary, is the best book store in Calgary
Chapters and Indigo Books (are the Barnes and Nobel of Canada)

Best restaurants abound and include, Rive Café, The Ranche and The Palliser in Calgary and Hardware Grill and The McDonald in Edmonton

Banff is the principle tourist destination of western Canada.
West Edmonton Mall is the most popular single visitor destination in Alberta.

The Alberta Craft Council’s Craft Map is at www.albertacraft.ab.ca
All of Craft Year 2007 is on-line at www.canadiancraftsfederation.ca
Both list craft events, across the country, for 2007


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