Oh the Fun We Had!

Historic Calgary Week 2019

July 26-August 5


Chinook Country Historical Society is pleased to present the 29th annual Historic Calgary Week from July 26 through August 5, 2019, a collaborative history festival with more than 40 partner organizations. We are pleased to be working again with many organizations with an interest in our history. We would like to acknowledge the significant contributions to HCW 2019 of Southern Alberta Pioneers and their Descendants, Calgary Public Library, particularly Central Library and Memorial Park Library, Calgary Heritage Authority, the Calgary Herald and Central United Church.  Several of our partners, including Heritage Park, Glenbow, Canada Sports Hall of Fame, National Music Centre’s Studio Bell, Lougheed House and Reader’s Garden Café offer discounts throughout the year to HSA members. Our members also get “first crack” at registering for certain events that have attendance limits. 


With over 100 events, this will be the largest, most fun-filled HCW ever. Sports, dancing, music and cinema are only a few of the events. Participate in the Barley Belt Bicycle Breweries tour. Learn about the history of the downtown movie palaces and take in some of the movies that were shown in them. Relive the family-friendly sports days. Learn about the history of Calgary’s ghost signs and experience our haunted haunts. Playgrounds, Parks, Polo, Peonies, Pride, and Planetariums are just a few of our Pioneers’ Passions. Behind all this fun are the stories of the people that made Calgary and region their home over the centuries.


The “week” will start with our opening ceremonies at the Southern Alberta Pioneers building at 9:45 am on July 26.  Stay for the four presentations during the day. Return for the talks, walks, films, family events, museum and community visits. Discover the historical treasures in our city by taking part in our History Hunt.  Challenge yourself with the HCW Crossword Puzzle that will appear in the Calgary Herald at the beginning of the festivities. Both the History Hunt and the HCW Crossword Puzzle will be available on our website on July 26.

Printed copies of our brochure are available at Calgary Public Libraries. Look for them at other venues throughout the City. Check out the brochure and the Week At A Glance here on our website.

There are many opportunities to volunteer with us in bringing HCW 2019 to Chinook Country so please send us an email to info@chinookhistory.ca to be part of Calgary’s largest history festival. General enquiries are always welcome as well.  

Week At A Glance (pdf)


Historic Calgary Week 2019 Brochure (pdf)