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750 9 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G 5E1

(403) 290-1875

Rating: out of 5 stars (69 reviews) Average Rating Over Time
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Hours: 9am-5pm 7 Days a Week
Status: Closed
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This center gives visitors a hands-on look at early Calgary life. Fort Calgary lies on 16 hectares (40 acres) of riverside park. The interpretive center reconstructs the original 1875 fort, a facility North-West Mounted Police built after being dispatched from the settled east to establish law and order among pioneers, and to stop the culturally devastating whiskey trade. Children will love...
by wcities on February 23, 2014 from wcities

Editorial Reviews

On the occasion of the city's centennial in 1975, Fort Calgary became a public park of 16 hectares (40 acres), spread around the ruins of the original Mounted Police stronghold. In 2001, volunteers completed a replica of the 1888 barracks using traditional methods and building materials. The Interpretive Centre captures the history of Calgary, from its genesis as a military fort to its...
Rated 3.5 stars by frommers on December 14, 2011 from frommers

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Fort Calgary was founded in 1875 when the NWMP crossed the Bow River and laid the foundations for Calgary at the place where the Bow meets the Elbow River. Today, Fort Calgary’s interpretive centre allows you to explore the rich heritage of Calgary and the RCMP. The large outdoor park area is a great way to enjoy the river landscape, and offers unique views of downtown Calgary. Fort Calgary...
by tripadvisor on January 15, 2014 from tripadvisor
Specialties<br/><br/>We are here to tell the story of Calgary - from the fording of the bow river by the NWMP in 1875 to the creation of the street cars, there is always something new to learn about Calgary's unique history.<br/><br/>We don't stop at being a museum - Fort Calgary offers educational programs and summer camps, meeting and event spaces with outstanding catering, plenty of special events, and an...
by yelp on July 20, 2013 from yelp
The Cantos House Band models the HIGHLY limited edition 'Long Live the King' tshirts. Only 130 made for $30 each on our online store:
by facebook on November 14, 2011 from facebook
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