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Welcome to Fort Calgary
The confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers has been a historical and cultural gathering place from the first Indigenous people thousands of years ago to the arrival of the North-West Mounted Police in 1875. From its origins as Mohkinsstsis (Blackfoot), Wîchîspa (Nakoda), and Guts’ists’i (Tsuut’ina), to its more recent history as a national, provincial and municipal historic site, Fort Calgary has a complex story to tell.
Fort Calgary is operated by the Fort Calgary Preservation Society. Fort Calgary preserves, protects, enhances and promotes the significance of the site for the benefit of the citizens and visitors to the city of Calgary. It is the birthplace of the city of Calgary and played a significant role in the evolution of Canada’s world-renowned RCMP.
Our Mission is to create a place where people and history intersect.
Fort Calgary’s Museum
Opened in 1978, the current Interpretive Center was an important site for sharing the story of the arrival of the North-West Mounted Police. Today, our exhibits and programs continue to explore the stories of the people who have shaped this city. In 2018, we welcomed almost 25,000 guests to our museum – including 14,000 Calgarians!
Serving over 6,500 students annually, we offer award-winning school programs that help students learn and discover who we are and how we have been shaped by events and people in the past.
Private Events & Bookings
Fort Calgary offers a variety of event spaces that are available to book throughout the year. In 2018 alone, we hosted 80,000 guests and over 1,400 events, catered for 56,000 guests, and served almost 60,000 scones!
NEW MUSEUM PROJECT
Final Phase of Make History
The redevelopment of Fort Calgary started in 2006, and was executed in three phases called the Make History Campaign.
Today, we are nearing our final and most transformative phase: the New Museum Project.
Visit Fort Calgary
Monday to Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
December 24 – January 1
Good Friday, Easter Monday
750 - 9 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 5E1