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Fort Calgary

750 9th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5, Canada
+1 403-290-1875
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When you visit Fort Calgary, you stand on the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of Treaty 7, including the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai; the Tsuut’ina; and the Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley Nations of the Stoney-Nakoda. This land is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. This is where the North West Mounted Police arrived in 1875 and built the Fort which became the foundation for the city of Calgary. It is where two worldviews collided, forever changing the people and the place. Phase III of the Make History Museum Expansion and Re-visioning Project is about to begin. It will expand the museum, redesign our exhibits, offer new education programming, and create opportunities to broaden our perspective on the stories that shape who we are.
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750 9th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fort Calgary was only a short walk from where I was staying and I had a spare hour. The admission price was reasonable and the staff friendly and helpful. The museum is quite small and it only took about an hour to get round. The...More

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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting us! We are glad you enjoyed our stories and exhibits. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

In the process of being rebuilt, this museum tells the history of the Royal Mounted Canadian Police. Interesting exhibits and good short video about the place. It will be even more impressive when they finish building on the site.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This little riverside fort is all that is left of a lot of history, but it's at the end of a field that occasionally features an outdoor concert. But it's just not all that engaging, esp. in an age when historical sites is easily left...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This year we chose Fort Calgary as the spot for our Family Christmas Brunch, and we were not disappointed. Roberto, the Maître d, warmly welcomed us, with hot, delicious coffee, and continued to take care of our entire table. Karley, our server, also was attentive...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We ate at the buffet first. It was great that you have such a broad variety of food to choose from (the buffet, personalised omelettes, specific meals from the chef in the kitchen etc). The waiter did forget us a few times, but he was...More

Thank JimPJim
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

It was nice to stroll around the grounds at Fort Calgary. Inside the historic building were many interesting artifacts and information about the Mounted police and the fort. We noticed some changes from the first time here a few years ago when we attended a...More

Thank seetheworld2014
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

History of the Mounted Police and how the populating of Canada affect the First Nations People, wiping out their food supply - the Buffalo. Also how Calgary continued to grow over the years. There is a walk from the fort which takes you around the...More

Thank white0nes
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We paid for and took a group of 19 and were seated at two tables. It was Clue a Murder Mystery night. Many dressed flapper and ready to interact with the actors. First problem was the acoustics. People at the end of the table couldn’t...More

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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi there, We are very sorry you did not have an exceptional experience at the dinner theatre event. We understand that our Food & Beverage manager has reached out and is trying to rectify the situation to your satisfaction. Please know that your positive experience...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I visited the Fort Calgary National Historic Site because there was an art fair there. I went through all the artesan booths first. The building was beautiful. Afterward, I went through the museum. It’s unique because the way each section is set up is representative...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Fort Calgary is a small museum, but it's interesting place to visit. It's full of history of Calgary and Royal Canadian Mounted Police(RCMP).

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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
There was a lovely young man who wasn't a "real Mountie" was very happy to get photographs with the public. You should go to the Calgary Stampede and watch an event the RCMP perform. They are all in full uniform and are very... More
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Lisa S
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
The red serge is a ceremonial uniform and so we only see the Mounties dressed this way on special occasions. Fort Calgary is an historic site and interpretive museum with no resident serving Mounties.
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