While visiting The Military Museums, you can explore eight distinct museums and galleries, including the Naval, Army and Air Force Museums of Alberta, the four Regimental army museums and The Founders' Gallery.
Naval Museum of Alberta
The Naval Museum of Alberta (NMA) began at HMCS Tecumseh in Calgary to accommodate the naval aircraft that survived the Tecumseh fire in 1981. The museum has since grown into the largest Canadian naval museum in Canada.
The Army Museum of Alberta (AMA) exhibits Alberta's land force heritage from the 1885 Northwest Rebellion to Afghanistan. Some of the themes include medical services, the artillery, chaplains, First Nations and women in the army.
The Air Force Museum of Alberta chronicles the story of Canada’s Air Force through artefacts, models and interactive displays. The museum is also home to a CF-18, a CF-104 Starfighter, and an F-86 Sabre Jet.
The Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) is Canada's Regular Force tank unit. From the Boer War to Afghanistan the "Strathconas" is the only Canadian Armoured unit to fight in all of Canada’s foreign conflicts.
This museum tells the one hundred year story of one of Canada’s most renowned infantry regiments. The regiment was founded in 1914 by Andrew Hamilton Gault and Lieutenant Colonel Francis Farquhar at the outbreak of the First World War.
The King's Own Calgary Regiment traces its origin to the 103rd Regiment, Calgary Rifles. The regiment remained an Active Militia unit during the First World War and raised several battalions for the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF).
The Calgary Highlanders is a famous regiment that saw significant action in both the First and Second World Wars. The Calgary Highlanders trace their earliest lineage to the 103rd Regiment (Calgary Rifles), a militia regiment raised in Calgary in 1910.
The Founder’s Gallery is a public art and exhibition space with the goal of contributing to Canadians understanding of our military experience in the field of human conflict by displaying historic and contemporary works of art and artifacts.