Hours of Operation

Open daily from mid-June to the Labour Day weekend, and on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the off season, 10am to 4 pm. Closed January & February, 2024

Ouvert chaque jour de 10h00 à 16h00, dès la fin juin jusqu’à la fin de semaine de la Fête du Travail. Ouvert le mercredi et le jeudi hors saison. Fermé pour janvier et fevrier 2024

Adults/Adultes - $10 
Students/Etudiants - $5 

*Donations are gratefully accepted
*Dons grandement appréciés

During St. Paul’s formative years, the only means of transportation had been by wagon train or stage from the nearest railhead.  Vegreville, at over sixty miles away, was a difficult several day trek.  As early as 1914, local delegations traveled to Edmonton, lobbying for the completion of the Canadian National Railway line from North Edmonton, which pushed on slowly, coming to a standstill at Spedden in 1919.  This length was considered to be so important that further delays due to shortages of labour were met by the local pioneers, volunteering their services.  Crews of St. Paul citizens went to work pounding the spikes.  The St. Paul Star, the newspaper of the day, reported October 28, 1920, “The day of the arrival of the steel into St. Paul will be remembered for a long time by the people of town and country.  The event was one which all may regard with much pride; for it was the people of St. Paul and District who really brought the road into town.  Farmers left their work or wages at a much higher rate: townspeople left their businesses to give the railway the final lift which finally connected the town with the outer world by railway.”  Pivotal in the town’s growth and success, the once celebrated rail line would be torn out after the last train left, August 3, 1999.

Durante los años formativos de Saint Paul, la única forma de transporte fue por vagón y caballo o por diligencia desde la estación de tren mas cercana, Vegreville.  Ese pueblo queda a mas de sesenta millas de aqui, y resultó ser un viaje arduo de varios días.  En 1914, delegaciones locales viajaron a Edmonton, con el motivo de promulgar la terminación de la línea ferrea desde el norte de Edmonton, que se había quedado en Spedden en 1919.  Esta conexión se consideró tan importante que los ciudadanos locales ofrecieron proveer la mano de obra requerida de manera voluntaria.  Equipos de personas locales se empeñaron a clavar las espigas.  El periodico de ese entonces, The Saint Paul Star, reportó el dia 28 de octubre de 1920, “El dia de la llegada del ferrocarril a Saint Paul será recordada por muchos años por los habitantes de pueblo y campo.  El hecho fue uno que todos puedan reconocer con orgullo; porque fue la gente de Saint Paul y distrito quienes realmente trajeron el ferrocarril al pueblo.  Agricultores dejaron sus empeños y sueldos mayores; residentes del pueblo dejaron sus negocios para dar al ferrocarril ese último impulso que conectó por fin al pueblo con el resto del mundo por ferrocarril.”  Esencial para el crecimiento y éxito del pueblo, la lÍnea ferroviaria una vez celebrada fue retirada despues de la salida del último tren el dia 3 de agosto de 1999.

Contact Us

Street Address:
5409 - 50 Ave, St. Paul Alberta

Mailing Address:
Box 639, St. Paul
Alberta T0A 3A0 

Call Us:
July and August/Juillet et août
(780) 645-5562 

Off Season/hors saison:
Phone: 780-645-4401

Email Us

Two Museums in One!

Musée Historique de St. Paul Historical Museum
Showcasing the rich history of St. Paul, Alberta:

  • First Nations use of this area
  • Winnipeg Trail
  • Fur Trade
  • Father Lacombe and the original Metis colony between 1896 and 1909
  • Homesteading and development of the town
  • Yearly special displays

Peoples’ Museum Society of/de St. Paul & District
Interactive displays featuring the agricultural traditions of rural northeastern Alberta, including:

  • Farm machinery
  • Model of a 1939 sawmill
  • Displays related to blacksmithing, milk processing, veterinary medicine, beekeeping, and shipping grain crops.
  • Restored 1914 log home built by the Destrube family of Rife, Alberta

Hours of Operation

Open daily from the end of June to the Labour Day weekend, 10am to 4 pm. Ouvert chaque jour de 10h00 à 16h00, dès la fin juin jusqu’à la fin de semaine de la Fête du Travail.

Adults/Adultes - $3 
Students/Etudiants - $1 
Groups/Groupes - $10 (up to 6 people)

*Donations are gratefully accepted
*Dons grandement appréciés