History of Spock Days Celebrity Visits
|Spock Days Celebrity Visits
If you’re wondering who all has come to visit us in Vulcan at our Annual Spock Days Convention?
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History of the Vulcan Tourism & Trek Station
Star Trek inspired attractions:
|In addition to carrying tourist information about Vulcan County, and the rest of Alberta, the Trek Station is also home to a number of unique science fiction and Star Trekinspired attractions:|
Star Trek Character Cutouts – You bring the camera, we supply the costumes! Life-sized Star Trek character cutouts are waiting to pose with you on the main bridge of our Star Ship.
Star Trek Memorabilia – Admire the 800+ piece collection of Star Trek memorabilia, donated to the Town of Vulcan by the family of Albert Cave – a long time Star Trek fan and Vulcan enthusiast.
Star Trek Walking Tour – Learn more about Vulcan, Alberta’s Star Trek Walking Tour
Gene Roddenberry Memorial Plaque – Admire the Gene Roddenberry Memorial Plaque, unveiled by the Star Trek Creator’s son, Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry Jr. in June 2008.
Walk of Fame – Come and walk through the streets of our town and experience the first in the world Star Trek Walk of fame with over 20 inductees to be installed before the end of 2012.
Gift Shop – Explore our fun collection of Vulcan and Star Trek souvenirs, postcards, costumes, toys and collectibles in our Galaxy Gift Shop.
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Vulcan Starship FX6-1995-A:
|Vulcan’s iconic monument to the future proudly overlooks Hwy 23, with plaques greeting visitors in the English, Klingon and Vulcan languages.|
On June 10, 1995, Vulcan, Alberta took a major step towards developing its own brand of space tourism when the town unveiled the Star Ship FX6-1995-A. The original USS Enterprise of Star Trek inspired the Vulcan Association of Science and Trek (V.A.S.T) with the idea to construct a starship in Vulcan. Today, this iconic ship stands proudly overlooking highway 23, halfway between Calgary and Lethbridge near the Centre Street entrance to town, and is one of the stops on Vulcan’s Star Trek Walking Tour.
are mounted on the base of the FX6-1995-A that greet our intergalactic visitors in the English, Klingon and Vulcan Languages.
of Vulcan’s famous starship have appeared on television documentaries and newscasts as well as in magazines and newspaper articles around the world. It even starred in a commercial for a mini-van.
About the Starship:
The Vulcan Starship FX6-1995-A was named after the Vulcan Airport’s identifier: “FX6″. 1995 was the year the ship was unveiled and “A” signifies the Town of Vulcan’s first major project launched in pursuit of the development of the Science and Trek theme.
Gary McKinnon, G & M Welding,
Star Trek Walking Tour of Vulcan:
|From the Trek Station to the post office with a stop at the cemetery along the way, take a “Trek” around Vulcan to explore this town’s tributes to Star Trek.|
Vulcan Alberta’s relationship with Star Trek dates back to the earliest days of the original series; however, contrary to popular belief Vulcan was not named after Mr. Spock’s fictitious home planet. In 1910, Vulcan was named by a Canadian Pacific Railway surveyor who had a special interest in Roman Mythology – 56 years before the first Star Trek episode aired on television.
Explore these sites and more on your Trek through town:
If you want to be a little more hi-tech, pull out your GPS unit – there are also a number of GeoCaches that people have hidden around Vulcan and throughout Vulcan County.