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Buffalo jump to host Family Day event

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and other provincial historic sites have Family Day activities planned.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and other Alberta museums and parks will host Family Day activities Monday, Feb. 19.
“Family Day is a great opportunity for families and friends to explore, experience and enjoy Alberta in a unique and affordable way,” Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda said. “This is a perfect example of how our history and culture continue to play an important role in making life better for families and growing Alberta’s tourism sector.”
People visiting Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump will celebrate the “Full Moon of the Eagle” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The day includes live Alberta birds of prey, a simulated archeological dig, guided building tours, “Living off the Land” artifact demonstrations, kids crafts and storytelling
Guests can even become a buffalo runner, by participating in a hunt re-enactment.
Castle Provincial Park will take part in the free ice fishing weekend Feb.17-18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to ice fishing, visitors can relax at the campfire and enjoy a free hot beverage or join a guided snowshoe tour around Beaver Mines Lake. Snowshoes will be provided.
Last year, more than 11,000 people celebrated Family Day at provincial heritage facilities.
“Alberta Parks is thrilled to once again offer free, family-friendly activities for Albertans this Family Day,” Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said. “With a provincial park an hour away, or less, from most Alberta communities, Alberta Parks makes it easy for families to get outside, enjoy nature and make memories.”
Admission to provincially owned historic sites, museums and Alberta parks on Feb.19 is free of charge.
For a full list of special events taking place at provincial historic sites and museums on Family Day, visit https://albertaculture.wordpress.com/.

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