Lougheed House is a cultural hub where we engage, discover, learn, entertain and celebrate our past while inspiring our future.
About Lougheed House
Lougheed House, the Beltline’s hub of cultural happenings & programs, is a National and Provincial Historic Site and Museum located on our original 2.8 acres. Owned by the Province of Alberta and operated by Lougheed House Conservation Society, our 14,000 square-foot sandstone prairie mansion was built in 1891 by Senator James Lougheed and his wife Lady Isabella. It remains one of the finest residences in Canada’s Northwest, and was the political and social hub of fast-growing Calgary until 1938. We offer preservation and interpretation of this home, the Lougheed family and early Calgary. We also offer spectacular flower and vegetable gardens (free and accessible 24 hours) and indoors (with paid admission) we offer self-guided and audio tours, historic interpreters (if booked in advance) and year round revolving exhibits, concerts and happenings produced with our cultural collaborators.
Lougheed House was home to Senator James Alexander Lougheed, Lady Isabella Hardisty Lougheed, their six children and staff. The House's impressive scale and the high quality of the design, materials and interior furnishings reflected the wealth and prestige of the Lougheeds.
What People Are Saying
"Lougheed House is a cultural treasure where our community can reach out and touch the past while participating in giving voice to our future. A gathering place, a place of celebration and a cultural hub, Lougheed House truly is one of Western Canada’s top historic sites. "
— Matt Masters