Our museum is divided into 3 different areas. The first area is our Pioneer Village which is situated on 4 acres of land, which houses a two-story log house which was built in 1913 and the original Bergen Schoolhouse which was built in 1908. There is also a working blacksmith shop; the Red Deer Ranger Station, built in 1930; Log Chapel; Trappers Cabin and more. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and picnic in our park!! We host many events on our grounds such as our annual Winterfest, Aboriginal Day and Canada Day Celebrations.
The next area is our main reception area which has a large variety of interesting artifacts and displays that capture the pioneer story of our region as well as a small gift shop.
The Sundre Museum also has something else, which is completely unique in Alberta, in fact Safari Club International has voted this gem as one of the best of its kind in North America.
This “gem” is The World of Wildlife. This exhibit is a collection of over 170 animal and bird mounts from around the world. There are only four replicas in this exhibit all the others are the real animals and they are displayed in full size mounts as well as shoulder mounts. These are portrayed in scenes of their natural habitat.
Here are some examples of what you will see. You will see an elk fighting a wolf pack in a forest setting, a walrus coming out of the water, Grizzly, black and polar bears, giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, The North American Grand Slam, as well as the “Big Five” from Africa. There are animals from all the continents except South America and Antarctica.
Come to the Sundre Museum & World of Wildlife and travel around the world with us. You will be amazed for our museum has the “WOW” factor.
Open year round: Monday – Saturday: 10:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00 – 5:00pm
- Winterfest (Family Day long weekend in February (17th / 18th)).
- International Museum Day (May 21st)
- Aboriginal Day (June 21)
- Canada Day (July 1st)
- Cultural Days (Last weekend in September)
- Fiddlers Barn Dance (October – date varies each year)
- Sundown in Sundre – Cookie Walk (First Friday in December)