Doors Open Festival 2020

The 24th Annual Historic Festival and Doors Open celebrates Transformation.

1870 marked the purchase of Rupert’s Land (3.9 million square kilometers) to Canada, officially opening the prairies for mass settlement. This transformative event had huge implications on the people already living there, as well as the thousands who would flock to the prairies with promises of a better life.

Transformation, of culture, society, or technology, has long been a theme in the history of what is now Edmonton and area. Successive waves of immigration, cycles of boom and bust, and the impact of events both at home and abroad have shaped this place we call home.

Stay tuned for information about program offerings.

Find out more information at the Edmonton and District Historical Society website.