The Firefighters Museum of Calgary gallery spaces are currently under construction so we have amped up our offsite programs and outreach initiatives to better CONNECT with the community.

Conversations in the Kitchen

This ongoing series provides a forum for dialogue, cultural connections and the continuation of a longstanding firefighting tradition – mealtimes! Among our featured speakers are museum professionals, historians and firefighters. All presentations / talks are followed by conversation in the kitchen complete with beverages and your presenter’s favourite recipe.

Friday, August 22: Mitigating Museum Disasters

Join Irene Kerr, Executive Director of the Museum of Highwood, as she tells how the museum, its staff and collections survived not one but two devastating disasters:  fire and flood.  Afterwards, Irene will share a family recipe in our fire hall kitchen.

Admission by donation. Maximum 15 particpants.

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Museum on Call

Learn about the history of Calgary firefighting through artefacts and activities inspired by our collection.  Families can try on old and new firefighter uniforms, run relays (select venues only) and make a craft. Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more details. Cost recovery fees in effect.



Programming for pre K to 4* available for offsite presentation. Cost recovery in effect.
*This class is offered at two different levels: PreK-1 and 2-4 UNDER DEVELOPMENT
Cost recovery fees in effect.


Cappy’s Curators

This bookable activity is geared towards grades 5 to 7 and lets kids become curators of their own exhibits. We provide artifacts, replicas, photos, and documents and you provide the imagination. UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Cost recovery fees in effect.


Alternate Spaces

Discover more fire safety and history as we install exhibitions in alternate spaces province wide!



July 1, 2015:  Canada Day @ Fort Calgary!

July 3, 2015: The Calgary Stampede Parade

July 3 – 12, 2015:  Draft Horse Town
The museum is celebrating its 5 year anniversary down at Draft Horse Town complete with a photo booth, What Am I? artfefacts, and fast fire facts! We’ll be there until 8 pm each evening so come check us out.

July 29, 2015: Lives, Legacies and Legends of the Calgary Fire Brigade
Join us at the Union Cemetery as we honour James 'Cappy' Smart and remember Calgarians from the turn of the century, affected by the Calgary Fire Brigade.

September 8, 2015: Fallen Firefighters Memorial
Tribute Plaza, City Hall