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Discover and celebrate all the arts, culture and heritage available right here in Wood Buffalo with these self-guided arts and cultural maps! Plan a day tour through our growing arts district. Find out where you can experience and buy local art. Take a stroll to see the many public artworks in our parks, on our trails, along our waterways, and more!

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Public Art

TOTAL Aboriginal Interpretive Trail

In a community where outdoor activity is actively embraced, the opportunity to redevelop this 2km trail following alongside the Athabasca River to encompass two public art projects presented an opportunity to engage community members in an entirely new way for MacDonald Island Park. This showcase of the work of western Canadian Aboriginal artists, local artists and regional school children is unique in the Wood Buffalo region and a chance to celebrate the culture of our indigenous peoples as well as the creative pursuits of our residents. The Sacred Teachings Project provides an opportunity for visitors to learn about these guiding principles of Aboriginal culture while enjoying visual art representations from both emerging and established Aboriginal artists. The Miquwahkesis Project allows visitors to engage with an animal synonymous with the Wood Buffalo region in a novel way: through the eyes of local artists and children.

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Looking for a more in-depth guided tour?

Arts Council Wood Buffalo would be pleased to show you firsthand how the arts are integral to a remarkable quality of life here in Northern Alberta. Request your own arts tour, customized to fit your schedule and specific interests, and the ACWB staff will showcase the people, venues and events that create a culture of creativity here in Wood Buffalo.

Tours are recommended for media, dignitaries and visiting professional artists as well as business, industry and advocates of the arts looking to introduce prospective or new employees to the community.