Norwegian Laft Hus

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The Laft Hus is a centre for preservation, interpretation and study of material relating to life and culture of Norwegian Canadians. As such it instills in Canadians of all ethnic backgrounds an awesome awareness of the great diversity in their cultural heritage and enables Norwegian-Canadians to see, understand, and appreciate their place in the mosaic of Canadian Culture

The log house with its sod roof is a handcrafted replica of a 17th century farmhouse from the Numedal District in Norway. Located next to the Red Deer Museum in Heritage Square, it is open to the public as a museum and activity centre for learning about Norwegian Canadian history and culture. The museum houses a growing collection of antiques and replicas of items used by Norwegian immigrants. Courses are offered to the public in Norwegian arts, crafts, and cooking. A small “Butikk” sells crafts, books, and many gift items, as well as traditional Norwegian cooking equipment. Open year-round Wednesdays 9 am – 3 pm. Extended hours during the summer season. Call for information.


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Heritage Square Park. Behind Recreation Center and Golden Circle Community Center. Gaetz (50th Street) and 47 Avenue.

CLOSURE - Effective Immediately
March 16, 2020

Please be advised that Tourism Red Deer's offices are now closed to the public, effective immediately given the rapidly-evolving situation with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

This decision will impact visitors to our building, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and also affect access to the rest stop and public washrooms adjacent to our offices.

We do not make this decision lightly and do so with the health and safetly of our staff and visitors in mind. The closure will remain in place until further notice.

Currently, our team will continue regular work on-site and will be available to answer questions via phone or e-mail during regular office hours.

Phone: 403-346-0180

Please continue to check our website and social media feeds for updates moving forward.