Fort Calgary, Calgary
Categories: Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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 decided to go there at first during our stay in Calgary. Then we took a walk from the Fort, go along the river up to the city centre. Wonderful!
I knew nothing of the history of Calgary, and this Fort was a surprise. It was laid out as a museum, with a walking path, in a way exposing the visitor to the history and sights of Calgary's past. I r... read more »
My husband and I did the tour of Fort Calgary while visiting our son. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was well worth the visit. We enjoyed learning about the city and how the RCMP came about. A mu... read more »
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.
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.
Erin Van Hiel
A unique take on the history of the city, the displays are arranged like Facebook posts from historical figures. Many points of view are represented and the exhibits include a variety of artifacts. Definitely worth a visit!
When it's not raining it's a great outdoor venue for a good size outdoor show. When it is raining wear rubber boots, expect to get muddy and it's still a great venue for a big outdoor show.
Excellent brunch as well as brush with history .awesome will come again 5 stars.
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