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)  have 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, this year's conference promises to bring together heritage professionals from across North America and around the globe. 

  • Smoky Lake County has opted to participate in the conference, sharing an update on the Victoria District Economic Development Strategy which has been jointly adopted with the Town of Smoky Lake. 
  • The 'Rural Heritage Renaissance' Session will take place on October 6th, 2020 from 11:30am - 1pm.  

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!