Heritage Day is a perfect time to take a look back at the beginnings of High River and surrounding area.

The president of the Sheppard Family Park Society, Carol Knox, says there's lots to see in the buildings at the park.

"All our historic buildings are open and there'll be people touring you around the Little Bow school house, the McCoy Cabin and the McDougall House," she says. "The McCoy Cabin has had its garden rebuilt after the flood, we've had a couple of very keen volunteers... have done all the work and it was on the Rotary Garden Tour the last couple of years as well and it's a beautiful old perennial garden."

A new addition Knox feels will be a lot of fun this year is a vintage garage sale in the lower barn featuring surplus donations made over the years.

Visitors can also take a look at a blacksmithing demonstration.

"It's going to be a beautiful day weather wise, there's a beautiful park to wander around and we've got some shade to sit in or some sun, whichever you prefer."

The event goes Monday August 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and it's free.