About Fort Calgary
Fort Calgary was the northernmost link of the western branch of the Old Forts Trail. The town of Calgary grew around this National and Provincial historic site, and rail travel transformed it from a remote frontier post to a bustling urban center.
Fort Calgary is operated by the Fort Calgary Preservation Society. The Society’s mandate is to preserve, utilize, develop, interpret and promote Fort Calgary for the benefit of the citizens and visitors to the city of Calgary. Hunt house built in 1876 for a Hudson Bay employee, the oldest structure on its original structure stands across the Elbow river. Deane House, now a restaurant, another old structure which was built for a commanding officer of the Mounted police, stands on the same side as the Hunt house.
What to do at Fort Calgary?
Things to do at Fort CalgaryView the displays in the interpretive centre that cover the life of Natives, early pioneers, and the North West Mounted Police, Canada’s world-renowned Mounties. Volunteer Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veterans are at hand to answer questions.
Learn about the history of North West Mounted Police.
See the outside barracks, which is an exact replica of the original fort.
Dine at the Deane House ( Deane house is closed for renovation) and enjoy Murder Mysteries. Fort Calgary is a go-to place to have an evening of fun, intrigue and laughter. Checkschedule
Fort offers fun, interactive exhibits, tours and school programs. Kids can dress up as a Mountie or do a ‘jail time’. Appropriate for all ages.
Events at Fort Calgary – here
Sunday Brunch – Fresh Family Brunch Served with Local Organic History – Sundays 10:30 AM – 02:00 PM. Call 403 – 290 – 1875 to reserve.
How to get to Fort Calgary?
Fort Calgary Location & Directions
Fort Calgary is located on 40 acres of parkland on the eastern edge of downtown Calgary; right on the N.E. corner of 9th Avenue and 6th St. S.E. You can walk along the elbow river to the Fort at a slow pace in about 30 minutes from downtown.It is accessible by public transport To reach Fort Calgary, is also served by Calgary BRT routes 302 & 305 with stop number 9821.
How long will it take to see Fort Calgary?
How much to visit Fort Calgary?
Fort Calgary Admission/ Rates
|Students (post secondary)||$11.00|
|Youth (7-17)||$ 7.00|
|Children (3-6)||$ 5.00|
|Children (2 and under)||Free|
Cash, Amex, Visa, Debit & Interac accepted.
How to get tickets?
Buy Online or at the door.
Coupons & Discounts
25% off coupon at Calgaryattractions.com
AMA / CAA members save 10% on regular admission, as well as regular price gift shop merchandise.
Entertainment Booklet Coupon : one complimentary admission when a second admission of equal or greater value is purchased.
When to visit Fort Calgary?
Fort Calgary Hours
Open year round, every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed December 24 – January 1
What about Amenities, Access & Parking?
Fort Calgary Amenities, Access & Parking
The Deane House Restaurant serves lunch daily and features locally-influenced cuisine (closed till 2016 for renovations). Restrooms. Gift shops.
Wheel chair accessible.
Free parking on site.