Glenbow Archives: NA-2595-1

Title: North-West Mounted Police football team, Fort Calgary, Alberta.

Date: 1900

Remarks: L-R back row: Constable McGavin; Constable Christopher Richard Peters; Inspector Jim Wilson; Sergeant Burgoyne; Constable McGavin; Constable O'Brien.
L-R middle row: Constable Harry Fowler; Constable McPherson; Corporal William Brankley; Constable Elkins; Constable Huddle.
L-R front row: Constable Douglas; Constable G.T. Monson.


Special events

2016 Fort Calgary Events:



Winter Workshops

The winter time in this region has traditionally been a time to gather and warm up by sharing through story, arts, and creativity. On select dates throughout the winter we will be hosting and facilitating various workshop events to help keep this community spirit alive. Workshops might include: dreamcatcher making, moccasin making, leather and beadworking, drum making, traditional Métis fingerweaving, storytelling or song writing workshops, and more. All supplies are included and fees will range depending on the project.

Upcoming workshops: Dreamcatcher Making – March 15, and April 12 (6:00pm-9:00pm). Tickets are available here:

Winter Carnival

Join us for a day of family activities including a Quebecois sugar shack, traditional Blackfoot winter stories, a dreamcatcher making workshop, Mountie uniform try-on, a kids' historical play in the theatre, and various kids' games and learning activities throughout the day. Activities are scheduled from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. A lunch service will be available upstairs from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.


Peace Walk, for Indigenous Reconciliation

This event commemorates Prime Minister Harper's official apology made to Canada's Indigenous people for the Indian Residential School system. It helps us keep this issue in our minds today, and invites us all to think about what we can do in our everyday lives for truth and reconciliation. Download the poster and itinerary here.


Canada Day

9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Celebrate Canada Day in the birthplace of Calgary, and many other Canadian things in our area-the North West Mounted Police, Indigenous and intercultural relations, and strong community values. We have family fun all day, including: a free pancake breakfast; live music and entertainment; children's crafts and petting zoo; food trucks; a chance to dress-up like a Mountie; and Indigenous arts and cultural sharing. NO PUBLIC PARKING at Fort Calgary this day. Our parking lot is reserved for staff & volunteers only. Click HERE for more details.



Heritage Day

Join us for some family-friendly activities from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, on Monday, August 1st, 2016. Make nature crafts with the kids. Meet our special Thank You Tree. Learn about Fort Calgary's award-winning community garden. Participate in a plein-air painting session with visiting artists from Canmore. View our latest art exhibition called "Mountain Man," and listen to a curatorial presentation about it. And enjoy the historical music and stories from local musician Paul Finklemann.


Artisan's Fair

Early-bird applications are now being accepted from all past exhibitors from 2015. The early-bird deadline is Friday, April 29th 2016. All other applications will be accepted after that. Apply online here:


The Village Sessions Series

On select dates throughout the fall, winter, and spring, enjoy intimate musical showcases by up-and-coming artists, or a unique variety of other arts and culture presentations, including: storytelling, arts workshops, seminars, spoken word poetry slams, or intercultural sharing experiences with some of Calgary's cultural leaders. All local concerts are presented in partnership with Little Concerts of Alberta Association.

Click HERE for an overview of all the upcoming concerts.


Bring your family to Fort Calgary on Monday, February 16 for fun winter activities including sleigh rides, indoor carnival games and special shows in the theatre. Free admission to the Interpretive Centre. Family lunch in the Upper Barracks: $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Calendar of Events

For more information, click on the event(s) below.


phone: 403-290-1875