Fort Calgary Historic ParkCurrently Closed
- 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
Fort Calgary Historic Park - Review
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.
Fort Calgary Historic Park Ticket Prices
- Senior citizens and students can buy tickets at CAD USD 11, while young children can buy them at CAD USD 7.
How To reach Fort Calgary Historic Park by Public Transport
- WB 9 Av SE@ 7 St SE (bus stop).
Restaurants Near Fort Calgary Historic Park
- Inglewood Pizza
- The Hose & Hound
- Jacqueline Suzanne's
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Things to Know Before Visiting Fort Calgary Historic Park
51.8% 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
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Fort Calgary Historic Park, Calgary Reviews
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!
Great event spot. Really nice little spot for history buffs. The wait staff were very accommodating and patient. Some very interesting displays. Definitely quality over quantity.
A historical look at Calgary and area as occupied by First Nations, North West Mounted Police arrival and the influence of settlers. Interesting dioramas for the NWMP, settlers and early merchants in turn of the century Calgary. An informative and interesting short movie regarding the early years.
Although historic, there is nothing to see regarding "the fort" except for some obscure post holes marking where the physical fort was located. You need to enter the interpretation centre to gain any knowledge of the history of the location. Parking is not free.
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. The Fort is a look into the history of Western Canada and the founding of Calgary. 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, 'River Walk', transverses the south bank of the Bow River between Ft. Calgary and the Center Street Bridge in China Town. The walk is being extended to the new Aux Claire Park to access the pedestrian bridge known as the 'Peace Bridge' over to the north side of the Bow River. When completed, the new pedestrian/cycle system will extend from Ft. Calgary through East Village to Kensington in the west with access to Princes' Island and the Zoo. 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.