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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fort Calgary and many more Calgary attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Calgary trip planner .
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  • In the process of being rebuilt, this museum tells the history of the Royal Mounted Canadian Police. Interesting exhibits and good short video about the place. It will be even more impressive when the...  more »
  • This little riverside fort is all that is left of a lot of history, but it's at the end of a field that occasionally features an outdoor concert. But it's just not all that engaging, esp. in an age wh...  more »
  • This year we chose Fort Calgary as the spot for our Family Christmas Brunch, and we were not disappointed. Roberto, the Maître d, warmly welcomed us, with hot, delicious coffee, and continued to take ...  more »
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  • As much as I miss the organic trails you can find in Edmonton. I always always enjoy my river walks on the river pathway system! Amazing scenery, seriously absolutely gorgeous. And if your close enough to the river to hear it, heavenly. And the little bits of organic trails on the river bank brings me back to the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton.
  • I'm a history buff, so I like historical sites, any thing that informs us of where we are and where we came from... I like. This site has a great place to hold venues that you need catered to. The chef was great the food was great the history in the sites buildings is good. Trains, NWMP history, and historical donations, of trucks and business s. Calgary oriented history.
  • In the heart of old Calgary, at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, Fort Calgary is the site of the original Northwest Mounted Police fort. Fort Calgary is also the southeast end of Calgary's new "Riverwalk"; a runner-up for a North American wide urban planning award. A beautiful walkway transversing the south bank of the Bow River between Ft. Calgary ant the Center Street Bridge in China Town. The main feature of this walkway is the unique variety of concrete finishes used in it's construction by one of the elite concrete crews in the city.
  • Very interesting place with some great historical items on display. Also have a nice conference room for use and fabulous catered food should you require it.
  • We went for Sunday brunch. The buffet was good, standard fare for brunch buffet, there was also an omelette station. You can order from the kitchen as well; crepes, French toast, eggs Gaucho, eggs Benedict. We had lobster eggs Benedict and eggs Gaucho, both were tasty. The service was fantastic, we'll definitely be back again.

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