Explore the entire history of the peace region, from the time of the dinosaurs to the present.

Located in the lower level of Centre 2000 (11330-106 street), the Heritage Discovery Centre is an engaging, interpretive museum that takes visitors through a geological and industrial time-line as portrayed from the Mesozoic Era, through the last Ice Age and into the development of local, natural resources.

Content-rich displays, video documentaries and hands-on exhibits give visitors a multi-sensory perception of what life was like for those who called Grande Prairie and area home. The Heritage Discovery Centre is also home to 'Piper', a life-size, animatronic dinosaur who represents the Pachyrhinosaurus species discovered in the Peace Country. 

The Kin Gallery is a flexible exhibit space which changes regularly to feature travelling and custom exhibits such as the “Don Everton Radio Collection” (2016), “Horses, Wagons & Cowboys: The Chuckwagon Story” (2017) and the very popular "In the Shadow of the Rockies: Alberta’s Sasquatch Stories" (2019).

The Centre offers a high level of accessibility and is suitable for all ages.



The Heritage Discovery Centre is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.


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Regular Hours:

Tuesday-Sunday 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed Mondays.


Admission is always FREE.