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.