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Fort Calgary, Calgary

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Considered the birthplace of the city of Calgary, Fort Calgary offers you the chance to learn about its rich history in a scenic, family-friendly setting. The fort, originally built from pine and spruce logs in 1875, was created to flush out whiskey traders in the area and sits at the confluence of two rivers. The Canadian National Rail bought the site in 1914, and in 1974 the city bought it back and began restoration work. Today, you can enjoy the scenic 16 hectare (40 acre) park, as well as an interactive museum that appeals to visitors of all ages. Don't miss the chance to try on the authentic mounted police uniform. By using our Calgary itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Fort Calgary and other attractions in Calgary.
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  • We found this museum a couple of years back. For its tiny little size it is a great museum and has some really great interactive displays. We go once a year when friends come to visit and they always ...  more »
  • We have enjoyed several visits to Fort Calgary for fabulous brunch experiences. Reservations are always recommended, especially for busy times like Mothers' Day, Fathers' Day, Easter etc. The menu is ...  more »
  • As we were only in Calgary for the day, we went here to learn a little about the area, whilst still being within walking distance of our hotel. It wasn't that big but had plenty of information availab...  more »
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  • We had our wedding here and it was AMAZING. John Paul was great to work with and all the guests LOVED the food. This a gem of a wedding venue!!
  • Historic and well maintained property. It's a fun time with the older kids, younger kids might struggle to keep their focus here. Very informative staff and over all a nice stop along the river walk.
  • Cool view but not much to do beside walking and the inside for kids. Occasionally has events going on
  • Good in the summer. A bit boring in the winter.
  • Great day out with lots of interactive displays. You can dress as a mountie! I learned a lot about the history of Calgary as well as the RCMP during the visit here.