Fort Calgary Historic ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 750 - 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5E1, Canada
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4032901875
- Ticket Price: 12 CAD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Fort, Heritage Building
Overlooking the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, Fort Calgary was completed in 1875. Unlike other forts that were used to keep invaders at bay, the primary job of Fort Calgary was to prevent the sale of alcohol to the local residents, by the Montana whiskey traders.
The completed fort was symbolic of a city being formed in the course of time and the exhibits inside the fort all voice and display the hopes and aspirations of the people, of how this upcoming city should be shaped up; the Interpretive Centre is where you’ll get most of your information from. Check out the Hunt House behind Deane House Restaurant.
The Fort Calgary, unlike most forts, had a very different purpose. It was built to keep in check the selling of alcohol to the people of Calgary in the late 19th century. Fort Calgary ticket prices can be viewed on our ticketing platform and you also have the option to buy tickets for Fort Calgary from here. You can additionally opt to combine tickets for Fort Calgary with other Calgary tours and activities for some extra fun. So don’t waste time in getting Fort Calgary tickets at the counter after waiting for hours, simply order them online beforehand.
- Senior citizens and students can buy tickets at CAD USD 11, while young children can buy them at CAD USD 7.
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51.65% of people who visit Calgary include Fort Calgary Historic Park in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
41.28% of people start their Fort Calgary Historic Park visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Fort Calgary Historic Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Calgary Historic Park
Its was a nice place to visit. Very spacious and I guess they're still continuously adding things to the exhibit. Very interesting information but too much reading involve. If you like history, this is a good stop for Calgary.
We rent this venue out for events and visit the brunch often. Excellent food and service. The food is fresh and very tasty with a great variety of offerings. For the brunch there is both a buffet and you can order individual plates plus omelettes made fresh. The staff are friendly and professional. Our family loves this location for our get togethers.
Amazing place to visit. I went there to pick up my Cultural Pass after getting my citizenship. But I stayed there until they closed. There is so much to learn about our city Calgary. I never knew Calgary started with Fort Calgary. It takes you back in time and show you the initial townships here. Don’t forget to take the train ride to see how Stephen ave looked like back then. It was a very fulfilling experience. I definitely recommend everyone, specially Calgarians
Very nice place to know about Canada’s history and learn about plants! Get to see how immigrants to Canada were helped upon arrival, the old railway station, prisons, military and even get to dress up and take photos with the costumes!! Enjoy the walk outside with the river’s view and watch the band play live music and even get to try playing the instruments yourself!! Your kids can also get the chance to watch a movie and enjoy some popcorn and chips too! We went on Heritage day and enjoyed everything there completely free of charge!
Overall it's a small place. But most families will like the outer space and landscaping. One can easily couple with Calgary zoo which is near by.