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.

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Our new summer exhibition explores Métis identity from a number of perspectives, both historical and contemporary.

Métis artists from around the province consider what it means to be Métis, while showcasing the internal diversity of the contemporary Métis Nation.

Programs

Please join us for one of our upcoming events!

Exhibits

Be fascinated by the history of Lougheed House and the city that has grown around it .

Restaurant

Enjoy local, fresh and contemporary cuisine at The Restaurant and tour the garden sanctuary of peace and beauty in the heart of our city.

Weddings, Parties, Corporate Events

Private events are part of life at Lougheed House.

"If you like to tour old majestic homes then come here. If you like Political Science and history then come here. This place takes you back in time to Calgary at its most elegant."

Via TripAdvisor

"A great old house filled with the history of Alberta. Similar to Rutherford House in Edmonton, a great place for a family trip back in time."

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"There once was a whole street of mansions similar to Lougheed house and this is the only one left! Sitting in the heart of the city in its own garden setting is a gem. Wonderful friendly and helpful staff."

Via TripAdvisor