About Fort Edmonton Park Alberta, Canada
Situated on 64 hectares (158 acres) of wooded parkland along Edmonton’s river valley, Fort Edmonton Park is a historically-themed attraction offering authentic, immersive, memorable and fun experiences to visitors of all ages. Visitors go back in time more than 150 years and walk through the days of the fur trade, and the pioneer years of 1885, 1905 and 1920. Costumed interpreters bring the past to life and invite you to experience the best of the period.
What to do at Fort Edmonton Park ?
Attractions and things to do at Fort Edmonton Park
- Experience how life was once by exploring four historical periods between 1846 and 1929.
- Have fun at the 1920s Midway & Amusements and watch the 4D film Northern Light at Capitol Theatre.
- Take a ride on the steam train and original streetcars.
- Explore the detailed reconstruction of the 1846 Fort.
- Have your picture taken in period costumes at Ernest Brown Photography.
- Extend your visit and experience old time hospitality at the Hotel Selkirk.
- Go on Horse drawn rides & Sleigh rides.
- Tingle your taste buds and enjoy the Sunday Brunch at Johnson’s Cafe or a Murder Mystery at the historic Hotel Selkirk.
- Shop for antique gifts.
- The Park also offers educational programs, birthday parties,live theatre, dining events and much more.
- There are 11 distinct rental venues available for your next gathering.
Who will enjoy the attraction the best?
There is something for everyone at Fort Edmonton Park.
When to visit Fort Edmonton Park?
Fort Edmonton Park Hours / Timing
The Park is open to the public from the May long weekend to the end of September as well as for a variety of holidays and special occasions.
Sunday Brunch – Year round. Special programming for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and other special days.
2019 – Closed for 2019 season.
We will not be open for the 2019 regular admission season as we undergo a multi-million dollar enhancement project. During this time, we will still be open for private event bookings and a variety of food and entertainment events.
How long to spend in the Fort Edmonton Park ? Time Required to Visit
2 hours to a whole day.
How much will it cost to visit Fort Edmonton Park ?
2018 All inclusive Rates
Adult (18+): $26.20
Senior (65+)/ Child(2-17): $20.90
Guided tours available. Should be booked in advance.
Coupons & Discounts
Groups of 10+ receives a discount on admission rates.
How to get tickets ? – In person & Online
Types of payment accepted
Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Cash, Interac.
How to get to Fort Edmonton Park ?
Fort Edmonton Park Direction & Location
Fort Edmonton Park is located at the corner of Fox Drive and Whitemud Drive. The entrance to the Park is located on Fox Drive on the north side of the drive (7000 – 143 Street). Click on the Map tab (in-page) or on the GPS coordinates for google map directions.
GPS Coordinates: 53.501832, -113.578291
Access to Fort Edmonton Park via public transit is easy and convenient with two ETS bus routes: route 595 and route 596.
Route: South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre to Fort Edmonton Park
Time : Three times per hour from 9:30 AM to 6:10 PM daily.
Route: South Campus/Fort Edmonton Transit Centre – Fort Edmonton Park, John Janzen Nature Centre and the Valley Zoo
Time : Everyday, every hour between 11am and 5pm.
Bus routes start Victoria Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend. Regular bus fares apply.
What about Amenities & Accessibility at Fort Edmonton Park?
Accessible parking, Accessible entrance way, and accessible lift on steam train.
Access to washrooms at Hotel Selkirk, Gyro Park, Masonic Hall, Reed’s Tea Room, Bill’s Confectionery and Egge’s Barn.
Accessible wagon with wheelchair access.
Because of the need for historical accuracy, some buildings and the Hudson’s Bay Fort have limited accessibility. Most ground level buildings have ramps.
Designated DATS drop-off zone
Dining & Accommodation:
From vending machines to fresh baked goods, there are a number of available food vendors in Fort Edmonton Park.
Johnson’s Cafe, a full service restaurant located in the hotel, serving meals through the day and a formal High Tea on Wednesdays (reservations required), plus many other events throughout the year.
Mahogany Bar, a stand-up pre-prohibition style saloon, offers a variety of wine, beer and spirits with appetizer specials.
Limited free parking available.
No pets allowed. Guide animals are allowed.
Strollers & Wheel chair not available for renting.All pictures : © Fort Edmonton Park