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
   

DOORS OPEN YYC
See behind the scenes at a working museum. Doors Open YYC at Fort Calgary features guided tours of our back-of-house, a look at rare artifacts from the collection and special talks from the artists and historians who help us to Make History. Free admission all day September 27 & 28

   
ARTISAN'S FAIR: November 11
Register today for Fort Calgary's 12 th annual Artisan Fair on November 11. The Fair is open to all local Artists and Crafters and opens from 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is free with a donation to the veteran's food bank, and live entertainment includes a visit from Santa and Christmas carolers.  Spots are over 50% sold out, so click HERE for a map showing current availability, and to register on-line click HERE.
   
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