The Danish Canadian National Museum Welcomes You
Step Into The Saga
Located near Dickson, Alberta. The Danish Canadian National Museum invites you to explore the rich history of Danish settlers in Canada--a saga that began over 1000 years ago.
Hours of Operation
We are open Thursday through Monday, from 10:30 to 4:00.
Who We Are
To share our unique Danish Canadian heritage and culture.
To collect, preserve, and promote Danish Canadian history and culture.
To preserve the archival repository and share the story of the Danish Canadian experience and culture locally, provincially, and nationally through living history, dynamic displays, virtual presence, cultural experiences and events.
"Livet må forstås baglæns, men må leves forlæns."
"Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards"
The Verbena Dormitory building, which houses the Museum, Saga Cafe, Gift Shop and public washrooms, is wheelchair and walker accessible with ramp access on the west side.
There are several local motels, camp sites, resorts, and bed and breakfasts to cater to your overnight stay in our area.
If you have any questions, ask one of our staff members.
Constructed in 1933, the Verbena Dormitory served as a boarding house for local high school girls from pioneer farm families in the area. It now boasts over 5000 artifacts, 13 acres of green space, and traditional Danish delicacies at the Saga Café.
Visitors of the museum will enjoy a unique experience as they explore our exhibits showcased both indoors and around the gardens. Early Danish Canadian life truly comes alive at the bow of the Freydis Joanna Viking Ship, the doorstep of the Thomsen Pioneer Cabin, and the exquisite flowerbeds that pay tribute to the agricultural triumphs of early settlers.
Our goal is to inspire, engage, and educate the public about the history of Danes living in Canada. The Danish Canadian Museum serves as a cultural center to display and celebrate the story of Danish Canadians both past and present.
Step into the saga, and experience history.
Do you have a story you would like to share? Help us build our online narrative of the Danish Canadian experience by submitting here.
Contact The Danish Canadian National Museum
35544 Range Rd 31
Spruce View, T0M 1V0