Lougheed House

During a recent girls’ weekend in Calgary, Stephanie and I felt compelled to inject some culture into our non-stop gluttony (seriously, we ate and drank a lot – more posts to follow!). So we headed over to Lougheed House museum to get our fix.


Lougheed House, also known as Beaulieu, was built in the late 1800s and was home to Senator James Alexander Lougheed, Lady Isabella Hardisty Lougheed, their six children and staff. Among Calgary’s most influential citizens at the time, the Lougheed’s home was a political and social hub and received many renowned visitors – politicians, dukes and duchesses, lords and ladies and princes (oh my!).


The house has an interesting history; in WWII it served as barracks for the Canadian Women’s Army Corps and later the site of a Canadian Red Cross Society blood donor clinic. In 1992 it was designated as a National Historic Site and it continues to hold events in addition to being a museum and restaurant. There are whispers that the house is haunted too!


We took advantage of the free audio guide and learned a lot about the history of both the family and the house, as well as the beautiful fixtures and features. It was a really nice way to spend a couple of hours. If you’re in Calgary and looking for something neat and historic to see, we both recommend Lougheed House.

Check out my full photo album here.

– Marla


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