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
   
HOLIDAY DINNER THEATRE SHOWS AND TICKETS
Buy tickets.
   

NYE - DINNER / MURDER MYSTERY / DANCE - December 31
A night of cocktails, murder and dancing with The Bow Djangos.

  • Dinner, Murder Mystery and Dance - starts at 7 PM. Buy tickets. Check out the menu.
  • Dance only - starts at 9:30 PM. Buy tickets.
   
DINNER THEATRE - NOT FROM AROUND HERE
Jaw-dropping magic, clever stunts and astonishing demonstrations. This is one of the funniest things you'll see before you die. Buy tickets.
   
THE DEANE HOUSE IS CLOSED
The Deane House is closed for rehabilitation until 2015. Please check back for further updates.

   
 
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phone: 403-290-1875