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Sports Journey: Halls of Fame In Western Canada


Photo by Richard Smith, Stadium Journey

 

When we travel we love to find sports-related locations to expand our sports journeys. It is what we do. In Alberta and Saskatchewan, we found a great couple of sports halls of fame that are worth a visit.


Our first stop was in Red Deer, Alberta at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Located at #102 - 4200 Highway 2 the Hall of Fame is open every day of the week except December 24-26, New Year's Day, Good Friday, & Easter Sunday. There is an Art Gallery, Hall of Fame, Ice and Snow and Alberta Hockey Galleries, multiple exhibits, and our Orest Korbutt Theater. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. There is also discount pricing for students, seniors, and the military.


The Hall of Fame was created in 1957 by the Alberta Amateur Athletic Union (AAAU), taken over by Sport Alberta in 1973, and has been maintained by the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Society since 1997.


Notable inductees include Lanny McDonald, Stu Hart, Bryan Hall, Red Dutton, and "Father of Modern Rodeo" Earl W. Bascom.


#102 - 4200 Highway 2

Red Deer, AB T4N 1E3

Phone: (403) 341-8614


Later on, we traveled to Regina, SK where we found the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. Located downtown at 2205 Victoria Avenue the Sports Hall of Fame has three featured galleries. Hours are Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday Noon – 4:00 p.m. Admission is free with donations suggested upon entry.


The Hall of Fame was created in 1966 as the Molson Sports Hall of Fame but was renamed the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1974. As of 2022, there were more than 500 inductees in the Hall, including 247 athletes and 127 championship teams across 53 sports. Notable inductees include Rueben Mayes, the 2013 Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club, Wendel Clark, and Kimberly Bergey Kaip.


2205 Victoria Avenue

Regina, SK S4P 0S4

Phone: (306) 780-9232


At both of these halls of fame, we found interesting exhibits along with fun interactive activities. We did not need to be super knowledgeable about the local sports scenes of these areas to enjoy the museums. We suggest that in Alberta and/or Saskatchewan you stop in for a visit. We also suggest that you look for similar exhibits along your own sports journeys.

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