Fort Edmonton, Edmonton

4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars - 7 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Hotel Selkirk
    Hotel Selkirk
    by RavensWing
  • Map of Fort Edmonton
    Map of Fort Edmonton
    by RavensWing
  • Train to 1846 Platform
    Train to 1846 Platform
    by RavensWing
  • RavensWing's Profile Photo

    Step Back in Time ~1885, 1905 and 1920

    by RavensWing Updated Dec 19, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Train to 1846 Platform
    4 more images

    Fort Edmonton park is stuck in time, years that range from 1885, 1905 and 1920. Your admission includes unlimited rides on our 1919 Baldwin Steam Train, which will take you from the train station to our 1846 Hudson’s Bay Fort and return if you wish. It's a short trip to the entrance to 1846 Hudson Bay Fort.

    Take your time walking through the Hudson Bay Fort. Explore the Fort from top to bottom, from bunkhouse and stables to the Indian House filled with furs and goods for trade. You see the giant York Boats, and watch a demonstration of the fur press.

    Head on to 1885 Street where you can stop in the Jasper House bakery and have some freshly baked goods. Stop in and check out the blacksmiths and wheelwright. You can see what it was like to be an RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police).

    Next stop talk a walk along 1905 Street where you can stop into Henderson Farms, explore the Masonic Hall and museum. Stop in at the penny arcade for some rides.

    Keep on walking down 1920 Street Stop in at Hotel Selkirk for a tea, play a round of golf at the Tom Thumb Miniature Golf Course, see live vignettes, plays and puppet shows from the Drama Troupe, grab yourself an ice cream cone at the Sun Drugstore and Bill’s Confectionery See a show at the Capitol Theater or ride the carousel and ferris wheel, play games and enjoy some treats on the Midway!.

    There is wheelchair access and DATS drop off. They do not have motorized scooters, but there are wheelchairs available on a first come first serve basis.

    Admission Rates
    Child/Youth (2-17 years old) ~ $12.90
    Adult ~ $17.25
    Family ~ $60.50
    Senior 65+ ~ $12.90
    Children under two get in free
    Family includes 2 adults and all children under the age of 17 who reside in the same household

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • VTShounen's Profile Photo

    Fort Edmonton Park

    by VTShounen Updated Apr 4, 2011

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This is Canada's largest historical park. In it is are replicas of Edmonton at various times in young history.

    The centrepiece is the old Fort. First built by the Hudson's Bay Company over 200 years ago as a fur trade post, the Fort gives a glimpse of what life was like in Western Canada back in the 18th Century, and tells the story of how Western Canada was explored. It gives some insight as well to the aboriginal history and culture.

    Outside of the Fort are three streets depicting three different eras of Edmonton life: 1885 Street, 1905 Street, and 1920 Street. Along the way you will learn about how Edmonton became a town, how the Klondike goldrush transformed Edmonton, the First World War's effect on Edmontonians, etc. You will see an old corner store, a restored old hotel that you can stay at, Canada's first mosque, and many more.

    You can walk around the entire park - although it is fairly large. The other modes of transportation include a streetcar and a steam locomotive. You might even be able to catch a wagon ride.

    You can see photos of the Park at:
    www.fortedmontonpark.com

    Related to:
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Jareotto's Profile Photo

    Fun History

    by Jareotto Updated Oct 6, 2005

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Welcome to Fort Edmonton!
    4 more images

    My relatives were recently here visiting from Germany. Among other things, we took them to Fort Edmonton Park in the Edmonton River Valley.
    The site is an historical one that has been.... modified slightly to show the evolution of Edmonton. You may start at the Old Fort of 1846 and work your way up through the years, on 1885 Street, 1905 Street, and 1920 Street. Costumed guides and other historical characters will gladly help you along!

    WHAT TO DO:
    You can take antique vehicle rides, play pioneer children's games and penny arcades, learn to bead, play pool, darts and horseshoes, take aim at the shooting gallery, or try out 1920s style miniature golf. You can ride the streetcars, or the horse-drawn buggies, or take the steam train. Eat pemmican and homemade bread. There are always many activities to do and sights to see.

    I could have spent HOURS here. There are so many interesting details to learn and explore (if you're into that - which I am!).

    Related to:
    • Study Abroad
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Blatherwick's Profile Photo

    Fort Edmonton

    by Blatherwick Written Aug 31, 2005
    Fort Edmonton

    I think that this is the best that Edmonton has to offer. It has free steam engine train and streetcar rides, as well as other rides such as wagon, stagecoach, pony and buggy. Pretty cool.

    Fort Edmonton (originally named Edmonton House) was established in 1795 as a trading post on the North Saskatchewan River. In 1915, the fort was dismantled. In 1969, reconstruction of the fort began five kilometres upstream from its final site, representing it as it stood in 1846. This marked the beginning of Fort Edmonton Park, which has become one of the city's premier tourist attractions. The Park represents four distinct time periods, exploring Edmonton's development from a fur trade post in the vast Northwest, to a booming metropolitan centre after the First World War.

    The park features over 75 structures many of which are the originals. Costumed interpreters operate the site and live the way of the past. Exploring each building, each room, and talking to the 'inhabitants' makes for great time.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Theme Park Trips

    Was this review helpful?

  • Jefie's Profile Photo

    Fort Edmonton Park

    by Jefie Written Jan 5, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Buildings reprensenting the fur trading era

    Fort Edmonton is a huge historic park that recreates life in Edmonton from the early beginnings of Fort Edmonton (1846) to the early 20th century. You can easily spend an entire day going from one historic building to the next located on three streets recreating the city in 1885, 1905 and 1920.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Fort Edmonton Fort...

    by Shara.Buchan Updated Aug 26, 2002

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Fort Edmonton
    Fort Edmonton was first established in 1795 by the Hudson's Bay Company. This was the beginning of Edmonton. One hundred and thirth people lived inside the Fort palisade in 1846. The sixth Fort Edmonton is located on the south bank of the North Saskatchewan River, it has been recreated for us to visit and relive the past.
    For more pictures and Information on Fort Edmonton check out my Fort Edmonton travelog.

    Was this review helpful?

  • sunnywong's Profile Photo

    Fort Edmonton Park

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003
    Steam Engine at Fort Edmonton Park, Alberta

    The park is a living history at its best. Experience Edmonton's history at the 1846 fort and on the streets of 1885, 1905 and 1920. Also offers steam train and street car rides for visitors.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Edmonton

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

73 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Fort Edmonton
4.0 out of 5 stars
37 Opinions
0.2 miles away
Show Prices
3.0 out of 5 stars
91 Opinions
2.5 miles away
Show Prices
3.0 out of 5 stars
518 Opinions
2.5 miles away
Show Prices

View all Edmonton hotels