National Trust - Hindsight 2020 Conference


The Association for Preservation Technology and the National Trust for Canada (in association with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals)  joined forces to host their digital Joint Conference: Hindsight 2020: Conservation, Disruption and the Future of Heritagerooted in Edmonton, AB. 

Having moved to a virtual format in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the conference brought together heritage professionals from across North America and around the globe. 

The Town and County opted to participate in the conference, sharing an update on the Victoria District Economic Development Strategy, during the 'Rural Heritage Renaissance' Session on October 6th, 2020.

Click here to learn more. 

Smoky Lake County has also been long-listed for the 2020 Prince of Whales Prize for Municipal Heritage Leadership!


The Prize, presented by the National Trust of Canada, is awarded to municipalities that demonstrate a strong and sustained commitment to the conservation of historical places.

Special consideration will be given to places with a long track record and demonstrated results in bringing heritage to life through a combination of political will, good policy-making and effective citizen engagement.

Stay tuned to find out this year's winner! 

The Conference also included content celebrating Alberta's proud Ukrainian heritage and the Ukrainian Cultural Village.