October 21st, 2020

More provincial historic sites reopening today


By Jensen, Randy on June 20, 2020.

LETHBRIDGE HERALD

More provincial historic sites and museums will reopen today as part of stage two of Alberta’s relaunch strategy.

The successful reopening of the Royal Alberta Museum and Royal Tyrrell Museum has paved the way towards the reopening of many more provincial sites.

“Albertans are truly eager to get back out and explore the province’s history. Having more sites open across the province will give people the chance to venture out with friends and family, play tourist in their own region and help support the local economy. With this reopening, we are urging all to follow physical distancing and hygiene protocols as they once again enjoy local food, culture and heritage,” said Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women.

The following facilities will reopen today: Frank Slide Interpretive Centre; Oil Sands Discovery Centre; Remington Carriage Museum; Reynolds-Alberta Museum; and Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.

The Provincial Archives of Alberta will reopen on Tuesday.

Because each site is unique, patrons are encouraged to visit the facility’s website to review visitor guidelines before arrival. New procedures may include pre-booking tickets and some closures of hands-on exhibits and smaller buildings at facilities. All sites have new, reduced capacity limits and distancing measures in place, as well as more access to hand sanitizer.

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