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