Donalda and District Museum

The Donalda Museum houses the largest public collection of antique oil lamps in

Canada with over 1,500 examples dating from the 1600s to the 1960s, including

kerosene, parlor, and Aladdin-brand lamps. To compliment this collection, a group of dedicated community volunteers rasied funds to build Donalda’s World’s Largest Lamp, which debuted July 1st, 2000, stands 42ft high and lights up at dusk!

The museum's collection also displays a variety of pioneer artifacts, including a mouse-proof kitchen cabinet, advertising tins, and natural artefacts found in the Meeting Creek Coulee. Our featured Whitford display explores the life of a local Metis family living in the early 1900s, through a selection of personal belongings, family stories and relating artifacts. The Donalda Museum is proud to house a selection of Donald Whitford’s personal handwritten journals which have been transcribed and are available digitally through our website.

Three historic buildings are found in Donalda including the 1924 Donalda Co-operative Creamery (currently raising funds to restore the building); the 1932 Historic Imperial Bank of Canada, which now operates as the Donalda Gallery for the Arts; and a 1909 Standard 4th Class CN Railroad Station moved from Vandura, Saskatchewan to Donalda in 1991.


Hours and Admission:

Summer 2021
Mid-June to August:

Open Daily, 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

Winter 2021
September to May:

Monday, Thursday, Friday, 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.

To book a tour outside of our regular hours please contact us in advance.

Admission is $5.00 per person. Children 6 and under are Free!

We accept cash, cheque, debit, or credit.

Address: 5001 Main St, Donalda, Alberta, Canada T0B 1H0
Phone Number: (403) 883-2100