Our House is now aglow with Christmas trees, decorated hearths, draped oak bannisters, real greenery, natural fibres, fruit, lights, stained-glass windows, furniture, candles and decorative items. Christmas is a time for family and this is the season to bring yours to Lougheed House!
Our generous and talented Christmas design professionals this year are Selina Austin, Ana Cummings, Rebekah McEwan, Swantje Macke-Monteiro, Lea Romanowski, Alison Rose, Beatta Ryback, and Chantel C Snyder.
From now until December 23, the House programs many affordable Victorian Christmas activities, music, performances and fun.
Lougheed House, the Beltline's hub of cultural happenings & programs, is a National and Provincial Historic Site and Museum located on our original 2.8 acres.
This 14,000 square-foot sandstone prairie mansion was built in 1891 by Senator James Lougheed and his wife Lady Isabella. It remains one of the finest residences in Canada's Northwest, and was the political and social hub of fast-growing Calgary until 1938.
We offer preservation and interpretation of this home, the Lougheed family and early Calgary. We also offer spectacular flower and vegetable gardens (free) and indoors (with paid admission) we offer self-guided and audio tours, historic interpreters (if booked in advance) and year round revolving exhibits, concerts and happenings produced with our cultural collaborators.
Enjoy local, fresh and contemporary cuisine wrapped in historic ambiance at The Restaurant.
"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 Trip Advisor
"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."− via Trip Advisor
"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 it's own garden setting is a gem. Wonderful friendly and helpful staff."− via Trip Advisor