The Kalyna Country Ecomuseum is named after the highbush cranberry (Viburnum opulus), which flourishes along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River and the many streams and creeks that feed into it. A member of the honeysuckle family (formerly Caprifoliaceae, now Adoxaceae), this tree-like shrub grows anywhere from 1-4 meters in height, and is not to be confused with the distantly related lowbush cranberry (Viburnum edule) — the plant commercially cultivated to produce juices and the jelly or make the sauce customarily served with Thanksgiving turkey.

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