Since 1891, Calgary's home of historic happenings and cultural collaboration.
Lougheed House, the Beltline's hub of cultural happenings & programs, is Alberta's most opulent Victorian mansion, a National and Provincial Historic Site, Beaulieu Gardens, Museum and Gallery, Restaurant and Shop, all on our original 2.8 acres.
This 14,000 square-foot sandstone prairie mansion was built in 1891 by Senator Sir James Alexander Lougheed and his wife Lady Isabella Clarke Hardisty Lougheed. They raised their family here, made the home one of the finest residences in Canada's west, and provided the political and social hub of fast-growing Calgary until 1936.
The House - its original family, its later occupants, and the physical structure itself – all reflect Calgary’s evolution and are an integral part of the city’s development in the last 128 years. Our goal is to create visitor experiences that reflect the history of Lougheed House and Calgary, both the histories you know and the lesser-known stories that reflect a more diverse history of our city.
We offer preservation and interpretation of this home, the Lougheed family, and its connection to Calgary’s history. We also offer free access to our spectacular flower and vegetable gardens and with paid admission indoor self-guided or audio tours, historic volunteer interpreters (when on-site or if booked in advance) and year-round curated exhibits/programs, all produced in partnership with our cultural and community collaborators.