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Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton

Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Step back in time at Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum. Founded in 1974, the park contains numerous original and replica buildings, as well as reconstructed street scenes depicting events from the fur trading days and the pioneer era. Interact with costumed actors, ride a vintage steam train, and visit the period buildings to experience the evolution of Edmonton through its early history. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fort Edmonton Park and many more Edmonton attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Edmonton trip itinerary builder.
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  • I have been to the park many times the last few times I was very disappointed. The admission price is not worth what you get. The roads are poorly maintained and the staff is not so friends anymore. T...  read more »
  • A great place to celebrate the Christmas season! Sleigh rides, candle making and ice skating. A fun time for families 
  • I brought my young son here as he liked trains. Admission was costly and we were neck and neck with hundreds of others. Not my cup of tea. A lot of the people dressed up in old era outfits hardly acte...  read more »
  • Fort Edmonton Park is a wonderful attraction planted in the River Valley of Edmonton. You enter the park and can choose to take a steam train back in time all the way to 1885 when Edmonton was just a fort, then you can walk back through the early eras of the Capital city of Alberta seeing how life was in Edmonton from 1885 up to a replica of a 1920s midway complete with a classic hand carved carousel or get a bird's eye view from a Ferris wheel. Most of the kid rides are hand powered. Its an excellent place to visit on a hot summer day be sure to stop and get a glass bottle of Coca-Cola along with a nice Ice Cream cone as you walk around town. A lot of events also take place at the Blachford Hanger, I've been there on a few occasion for company events and enjoyed a nice horse ride on a cold December night.
  • Place is ok took my 2.5 year old here today we have a leisure access pass. about 20 minutes in my daughter was hungry so we were going to get a bite to eat we went to the masonic hall and the prices are so high that it makes you want to scream and the fountain pop machine was out of order.. (how convinient) so we walked to the hotel selkirk thinking it would be cheaper but no so back to the masonic hall i ordered 2 beef burgers 1 fru and 2 drinks. my total after tax was a whopping $26.50 when i finaly recieved our food food i noticed how small tge bag of fries was not even the tiny brown bag full for $4.50 the burgers were basicly all bun for $6.50 each and the meat looked like it was previously cooked and then just reheated in the microwave .. yuck and the small 500 ml pops and one apple juice were $4.50 each. next time i will bring our own food because it will taste better and will be free . i cant believe the prices of all of the tourist traps i have ever been it this was the most expensive and i still leave starving because of how little the food uou get for the cost. shame on you fort edmonton park
  • The fort is an awesome experience! My kids loved it. Make sure you pack a lunch because the food is without a doubt, some of the worst that I've ever had. With the exception of the bakery with the home made soup. That was not bad. I kept part of my leftover burger to give to my dog but he just looked at me with complete dissapointment (he's usually not picky). I'm still giving them five stars because the look on my dogs face was priceless, and the kids really did have fun!
  • Step back in time.. with the many different streets themed to various eras and the actors telling stories along the way. This is a great place young and old. It is probably rated by me as one of Edmontons best attractions. Trains, horse's, amusement rides, theatre, history and more. Highly recommended.
  • We arrived by bus to this location early in the day. About 10 am. Wasn't to long to pay and get in. Waiting for the train to fill (which is free) took about 15 minutes. Which is a long time with 2 toddlers. When we got to the part where we could board the section. With sit down seats was full. IMO this should be reserved for the elderly, parents with small children, pregnant and handicap. Unfortunately it appeared to be a first come first serve. This disappointed my young children they wanted to see everything. We got moving and they loved it anyways. As we got to the train stop it wasn't very clear on which way to go and what was where. We walked by the fort wanting to catch the bag pipes. We looked around for a bit. My children were more interested in the very sketchy old park then anything else. Had lunch had the restaurant which was ridiculously over priced. Had ice cream. At the confectionery which I thought would be a good place to get a take away for my kids. All they had was ice cream. Children eventually spotted the ferris wheel and wanted to ride on that. They wouldn't only load the wheel to.fill about half the seats. Safety precaution? Kids loved it and wanted to go again. As we left we checked out the model train exhibit which they also thoroughly enjoyed. Bit of a fight to get them to leave. Over I would say it was only okay because of the price for us to go and spend the day there and potentially get Era specific food (hot dogs and poutines) was close to 200$. Not affordable for most families unless your packing your own lunch and treats. Which I would recommend.
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