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 Deane House Restaurant serves lunch & brunch, and features locally-influenced cuisine. The 1888 Barracks, Interpretive Centre and Deane House 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.