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Alberta Heritage Markers
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The Alberta Heritage Markers category waymarks Historical Markers that have been installed by Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture or other historic markers placed throughout the Province of Alberta.
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Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture Signs

This government department administers approximately 140 roadside historical point-of-interest signs. The program was originally implemented in the 1950s. The vast majority of the signs are culturally historic in their content. There are also signs addressing natural history. In 1995 the Department, in co-operation with the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, undertook a program to replace the existing signs, many of which displayed varying levels of distress. In addition, the signs represented a series of five different construction styles that had been used over the years. The overall effect fell short of the unified visual approach that was originally intended.

At present there 57 signs that have been installed since the original five test signs that were installed in 1995/96. The intent of the new program is to replace all of the original 140 signs. In some instances, it will not be possible to replace signs in their original locations due to upgraded Department of Transportation requirements for turnouts. In such cases the signs are either relocated or in rare cases dropped from the inventory.



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When waymarking a sign in this category please indicate whether or not the sign is of the new vintage…your photo will be the guide.


Other Agencies

There are numerous historic markers that have been placed on buildings through the designation by Alberta Culture or by the local municipality.

If you are waymarking another type of marker such as those placed by another government agency, historical societies, counties, cities, federal agencies, other group you must provide suitable historic reference information in the long description to provide this visitor with information about that site.

That information should provide relevant information with respect to why the building, structure or place received its designation. Signs placed by Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture contain that information for the next visitor to that location, these other markers often to not which leads to this additional documentation requirement.

Instructions for Posting a Alberta Heritage Markers Waymark:
When logging a new waymark please include information about why the historical marker is there and a picture of the marker and the area around it. Add any additional information you can about the history of this waymark, maybe it is something you never knew about the area and Alberta.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
When entering a new log for visiting a waymark please provide a picture of your visit to the location and if you have an interesting alternate area or sign photo include that.

Please include any thoughts or historic information about the area that the marker may represent.
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Alberta Heritage MarkersJasper House - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

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This historical marker about Jasper House is located along Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway #16. A short walk to the Athabasca River takes you to a viewing location for the Jasper House site across the river.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 8/2/2013

last visited: 10/22/2013

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Alberta Heritage MarkersJasper National Park's Original Information Centre - Jasper, Alberta

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This plaque indicates that this building was Jasper National Park's Original Information Centre and now a Federal Heritage Building located on Connaught Drive in Jasper, Alberta.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 6/4/2010

last visited: 12/13/2012

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Alberta Heritage MarkersThe Fur Trade - Jasper National Park, Alberta

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This marker is located at the confluence of the Whirlpool and Athabasca Rivers and describes the historical importance of this site to fur trade.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 8/5/2013

last visited: never

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Alberta Heritage MarkersDavid Thompson Natl Historic Monument, Jasper Natl Park

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This monument to the famous pioneer David Thompson, is located on Icefield Parkway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 9/3/2011

last visited: 9/15/2012

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Alberta Heritage MarkersEdith Cavell - Jasper National Park, Alberta

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This marker tells the history of the naming of Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 8/5/2013

last visited: 1/25/2014

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Alberta Heritage MarkersIcefield Parkway Monument, Banff Natl Park, Canada

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The Icefield Parkway was upgraded to a paved road to improve transportation opportunities, with the completion date of August 3, 1961.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 9/12/2011

last visited: 8/14/2014

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Alberta Heritage MarkersNorth Saskatchewan River

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Canadian Heritage Rivers System Plaque along Icefield Parkway at the Howse Pass viewpoint.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CA Boilermaker

location: Alberta, Canada

date approved: 8/1/2008

last visited: 12/11/2012

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