About Serbian community

The Serbian community in Alberta is now approaching over 10,000 people, with the first settlers arriving back in the early 1900s. Over the years, the diaspora has come together to build a community and keep its unique culture thriving. Serbian immigrants have made important contributions to our society as prominent members of many communities throughout Canada and the world over. Nikola Tesla, the prominent inventor of AC who lit up the world, and Mihajlo Pupin, a founding member of NASA, are two of the most renowned Serbian emigrants on this continent. Not to mention, Serbian Field Marshall Radomir Putnik whose plaque has been erected in Kananaskis country in front of Mt. Putnik by the Ravna Gora Serbian Heritage Society with support of the Royal Canadian Legion in honour of the brave Canadian and Serbian troops who fought for the allied cause in WW1.




Serbian culture today is influenced by its position as a bridge between eastern and western Europe. It is an eclectic mix of cultures that includes Hungarian, Austrian, Mediterranean and the Middle East. Elements from Turkish, Celtic and Judaic regions can be seen in the cuisine, costumes and music.  From the intricacy in its detailed handicrafts and art, to the variety of music, song and dance - Serbian culture has a richness that today still captivates audiences. 



  • Serbia is a sports loving nation including soccer, basketball, volleyball and last but not the least – tennis which has risen in popularity in Serbia since Novak Djokovic has impressed the world stage.