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.

   

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
   
HALLOWEEN MURDER MYSTERY - October 31
Smoking Gun Entertainment Presents: Act 1, Murder 2: Night of the Living Dead. Halloween - Friday, October 31. Buy tickets.
   
ARTISAN'S FAIR: November 11
Local artists and vendors will be showcasing their handcrafted designs throughout the Fort at our annual Artisan Fair. Products range from jewelry to books, diaper cakes, paintings, and hand-knitted items and toys. Admission to the event is free with a donation to the veteran's food bank, and a lunch counter will be open upstairs in the Officer's Mess.
   
HOLIDAY DINNER THEATRE SHOWS AND TICKETS
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