The heart of Calgary is red ...

the scarlet red of the North West Mounted Police tunic. When the NWMP built their fort at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers in 1875, they laid the foundations for the city we enjoy today.

   

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In the fall of 1875 the North West Mounted Police built a small wooden fort at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, and laid the foundation for the city that became Calgary. They came to bring law and order to the west, to stamp out the whiskey trade, and to befriend the First Nations peoples in preparation for the treaties that would open the land for settlement. The hopes, dreams and values of that time are still evident in the city we enjoy today.

Fort Calgary is located just east of downtown Calgary on a 40-acre site. Open year-round, the Fort offers Calgarians and their guests fun, interactive exhibits, tours and school programs. The 1888 Barracks and Interpretive Centre are available for private rentals, including weddings, meetings, banquets and Christmas parties.

Fort Calgary is owned by The City of Calgary and is operated by the Fort Calgary Preservation Society.

Open daily: 9 am to 5 pm
Closed January 1, Good Friday, December 24, 25, 26 and 31.

 

 

BRUNCH AT THE FORT
Find out more about the Family Brunch served with local Organic History. $27 Adults / $15 Kids (5-12). Reservations: 403-290-1875.

   
SUMMER CAMPS
Space is still available in our summer camps! CLICK HERE to register and give your kids the chance to explore a different side of history this summer!
   

HERITAGE DAY
Join us for some family-friendly activities from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, on Monday, August 1 st, 2016. For more information click HERE.

   

HERITAGE DAY PLEIN AIR SESSIONS: CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
From senior artists to hobbyists, join us and the Town of Canmore Arts Department on August 1 st for a plein air art session in a Calgary/Canmore art exchange highlighting the Bow Valley. Artists will then be eligible to exhibit their resulting works in public exhibitions in Canmore and Calgary in 2017. For more information, click here.

   

DINNER THEATRE

  • Mafia Murders : Aug 24
  • Hillbilly Wedding: Sept 9, 30, Oct 21
  • Act 1, Murder 2: Night of the Living Dead: Oct 29, 31
  • Vegas Vendetta: Nov 5, 18, 26
  • Mafia Murders : Dec 1, 7, 13
  • Murder at Mistletoe Mall: Dec 21, 22, 23

Click HERE for more details and ticket info.

   

ARTISAN FAIR 2016
- CALLING ALL ARTISANS -
Early-bird applications are now being accepted from all past exhibitors from 2015. The early-bird deadline is Friday, April 29th 2016. All other applications will be accepted after that. Apply online.

   
THE DEANE HOUSE IS CLOSED
The Deane House is closed for rehabilitation until 2016. Please check back for further updates.

   
 
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phone: 403-290-1875