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.

 

 

Registration for SUMMER CAMPS is now open! Click HERE for more information.
   
Dinner Theatre - NOT from around here
A hilarious evening of magic, mystery and comedy. Jaw-dropping magic, clever stunts and astonishing demonstrations. May 8 and 22 at Fort Calgary. Buy tickets. Check out the menu.
   

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



Dinner Theatre - Vegas Vendetta
Welcome to the HIgh Roller Casino staff party. Join casino owner Nico Brundizzi, and his big spending wife as they thank the staff for all their hardwork. The only problem is the life of the party has turned up dead! April 25 at Fort Calgary. Buy tickets.
   

Fort Calgary Preservation Society's Annual General Meeting on April 29, 2014 at 6:30pm - You're invited to attend the Fort Calgary Preservation Society's Annual General Meeting on Tuesday April 29, 2014 at 6:30pm. A Special Presentation will be given by Michael Brown, President and CEO, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation. Please join us for dessert and coffee following the business meeting.



MOUNTIE DAY: May 19
Celebrate the anniversary of the formation of the RCMP with cake and family friendly activities from 10am until 4pm. All activities are included with paid admission.

   
 
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phone: 403-290-1875