Canada Day 2019

On July 1st, Canada Day, come find our booth set up on Prince’s Island Park!
We will have visual displays, and several archaeologists and volunteers who will be there to answer any of your questions on archaeology!
Plus check out all the family activities and other booths around the park!!

Downtown Walking Tour

Walking Downtown with an Archaeologist

July 27th @ 9:30am (additional details upon registration)

Have you ever wondered about the archaeology that lies beneath Calgary’s downtown? Wanted to know more about the evolution of our city and the surrounding area? Or have you just wanted to feel like a tourist in your own city? Enjoy a free 2-hour walking tour of downtown and learn about Calgary’s prehistoric and historic journey from 14,000 years ago to 14 years ago.

Contact us at tours@arkycalgary.com to register. Spots are limited so contact us ASAP. Otherwise we will put you on a wait list.

 

Downtown Calgary Walk

October 13th, 10:30am-12:30pm

Have you ever wondered about the archaeology that lies beneath Calgary’s downtown? Wanted to know more about the evolution of our city and the surrounding area? Or have you just wanted to feel like a tourist in your own city?
The ASA is offering a downtown walking tour this October. It’s free. It’s outside. It’s your city. So come join us for a two hour walk around downtown.
Space is limited but if need be we may add a second day.
Contact us at info@arkycalgary.com to sign up!!

Edworthy Park Walking Tour

The ASA-Calgary Centre would like to invite you to our free walking tour of Edworthy Park on Sunday, September 23 from 10:30-12. Join us for a fun, informative ramble through the ages to reveal the unique facets of one of Calgary’s recreational gems. We’ll be exploring the fascinating geological, archaeological and historic past of this popular spot and learn why it has been a local hot spot for many millennia. Glacial lakes, stone circles, and sandstone quarrying are just a few of the topics that will be covered. Space is limited so please preregister to attend. Preregister by e-mailing info@arkycalgary.com. Registrants will be emailed with more appropriate parking info, map, etc.

Tour at McDougall Memorial United Church

Please join the McDougall Stoney Mission Society on July 7 at 11:00am or 2:00pm at the McDougall Memorial United Church Site for a site tour and talk with Dr. Margaret Kennedy. There will be two tours, so choose the time that works best for you! Dr. Kennedy led a detailed archeological study of the Morleyville Mission settlement in 1984 and 1985, and will share her findings and interpretations of what she found at one of southern Alberta’s most significant historic sites.

We will walk around the lower ledge where she did the excavation, so please wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. A great learning opportunity for all ages! Pack a picnic if you like, it’s another great way to enjoy the site!

Admission is by donation. They are a non-profit society and depend on your donations to keep providing these informative sessions at the site.
Visit https://www.mcdougallstoneymission.com/ for more information or contact president@mcdougallstoneymission.com

Cluny Tour June 16th

If you are unable to attend the volunteer excavations at Cluny, do not worry! The ASA is having a special tour on Saturday, June 16th at the Cluny Fortified Village. Find out how the site is shaping up this season and checkout the amazing interpretive center at Blackfoot Crossing. There is a small fee for the interpretive center that must be paid to also visit the archaeological site.

Weather is always changing so prepare to dress accordingly. Also, we suggest you pack your own lunch and water as there will not be any provided.

Head-Smashed-In Tour: June 2nd

Please join the Archaeological Society on a field trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Head-Smashed-In (HSI) Buffalo Jump on Saturday, June 2nd. Bus will depart from south end of Calgary at 7:45 am. Expect to be back in Calgary around 5:30pm. The field trip will include a walking tour of the drive lanes at HSI; we encourage wearing sturdy footwear and to dress appropriately for the weather conditions. There is no cost for the field trip thanks to a generous donation from Plains Midstream.

*To register please email: info@arkycalgary.com

The trip is limited to 48 participants and registration will be on a “first registered first served” basis. Preregistration is required to attend. A wait list will be compiled if necessary. Once registration is confirmed, a map will be provided to the bus meeting place.

**Please note that lunch and water will not be provided.
*** We suggest bringing a bag lunch as we will be touring the drive lanes over lunch.

Stone Circle Mapping

*Please note this event is through the Lethbridge Center*
May 26th- May 27th

ASA – Lethbridge Center requires volunteers to aid in the mapping and recording of approximately 50 stone circles at a previously recorded site along the Little Bow River. Dr. Peter Dawson from the University of Calgary will be joining and demonstrating the use of drones with multi-spectral imaging to map the site and help locate other rings that may be hidden.

*Please note that you must be an ASA member to attend. If you haven’t bought your membership yet, the cost is $10 for students and $20 for individuals or families.Please email arky.lethbridge@gmail.com to RSVP

Brazeau Reservoir Public Survey

May 26th @ Brazeau Reservoir PRA
9am-5pm

Tree Time Services Inc. is sponsoring the Archaeological Society of Alberta’s (ASA) public survey of the Brazeau Reservoir. TTSI team members and volunteers from the ASA will be on hand to lead a survey and teach people how to spot artifacts in the exposed sands. In past years, people have found many projectile points, boiling pits, and ancient horse fossils.

The event is free for ASA members. For more information or to become part of the ASA, contact brazeauarchaeologicalsurvey@gmail.com

Writing on Stone Tour

*Please note this Tour is through the Lethbridge Centre*

***Re Scheduled for May 19th***

Come tour Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park’s newly acquired lands in the West Block and Heffner Coulee. Tour will be lead by interpreters from WOSPP. There will be a weiner roast in the campground after the tour concludes.

*Please note that the attendance will be capped at 30 people and you must be an ASA member to attend. If you haven’t bought your membership yet, the cost is $10 for students and $20 for individuals or families.Please email arky.lethbridge@gmail.com to RSVP