The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police)

The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police), Fort Macleod: Address, Phone Number, The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police) Reviews: 4/5

The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police)

The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police)
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The Fort Museum of the NWMP is dedicated to preserving the history of the NWMP and First Nations from the area. The Museum is proud to offer the only on-site NWMP Musical Ride in Canada. Visitors can go behind the scenes and participate in a Signature Experience called "Groom a Horse" program. Come visit us today!
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from CA$18.00
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luckycanadian63
Innisfail, Canada143 contributions
Don't do the Musical Ride
Aug. 2020
I was not disappointed in the Fort itself. However, I would not do the musical ride attraction. Having seen the real RCMP do the musical ride a number of times this did not compare. It consisted of local highschool students riding mismatched horses. They get away with it by calling it the Northwest Mounted Police Musical Ride so it is not quite false advertising, but we were fooled enough to go see it. It is not worth the extra money. Go see the real thing.
Written August 22, 2020
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TheFortMuseum
Hi Darren, Thank you for your honest review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit through the museum and can understand your disappointment when comparing our NWMP Musical Ride to the fabulous RCMP one. Although we do try our best to provide a piece of living history in our performance, we do not have the large funds to invest into our ride as the RCMP does. We rely heavily on donations and the talent of our community and region to keep this important part of history alive! Thanks for your understanding. Best, the E.D.
Written August 24, 2020
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CaledoniaFam
Caledonia, MI9 contributions
Moderately Interesting
Aug. 2019
The Fort in Fort Macleod is at a distinct disadvantage as it is in the vicinity of 5-star attractions such as the Buffalo Jump, the Frank Slide, and Waterton National Park. In the context of these sorts of sights, the Fort is a bit underwhelming. That said, it is still a nice visit (albeit relatively pricey). Those who have been to other major “fort” sites will find it a bit small but the horse performance is a nice touch and something one does not encounter elsewhere. Parking is across the street...use caution when crossing and use the cross-walk. It is also good to schedule your visit around the horse performances as this is really the highlight of the visit. The museum section was also interesting and did a nice job of providing the history of the RCMP in this area of Alberta.
Written December 24, 2019
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daneginni
Wiarton, Canada43 contributions
GREAT VALUE, VERY INTERESTING HISTORY OF RCMP
Aug. 2019
Lots of interesting facts and information about our RCMP. Musical ride was a value added adventure. The fort was set up as an original North West Mounted Police headquarters. Well worth a visit.
Written October 8, 2019
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Bill and Charle... B
Santa Cruz, CA8 contributions
Great Museum
Sep. 2019
We stopped in our return from Glacier NP to Calgary -- Fort Macleod is kind of midway. We are museum buffs and we're pleasantly surprised by the diversity of the exhibits, the restored portions of the original fort, and the descriptive materials supporting the story of the original purpose and challenges of the mounties, and the role they played in settling of this part of Alberta and western Canada. It was a great complement to our earlier visit to the Smashed Head Buffalo Jump museum, which covered some of the same material from the perspective of the native Americans who first roamed the land. A fun stop, highly recommend.
Written September 27, 2019
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Elexis_12
Surrey, Canada21 contributions
Nice Historical Museums
Aug. 2019
Lovely museum, interesting exhibits on the RCMP and Fort Macleod. It was well worth the stop, However, other than running around the fort, it’s not very interactive for children. There is a museum shop, but I was hoping for more selection for Fort merchandise.

Well loved from my childhood, I’m glad I took my family there.
Written September 15, 2019
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada2,905 contributions
Educational NW Mounted Police Exhibits and History +
Aug. 2019
It was a bit hokey. But the exhibits were interesting for the most part. We were surprised that admission was not included in our CANOO card. But some of the interpretative experiences with reanactors were good.
Written August 18, 2019
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Thanks for the review!
Written August 19, 2019
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Ken H
Surrey, Canada594 contributions
One of the better museums I have visited
Jul. 2019 • Couples
My Wife and I visited here which is set up to resemble the original Fort Macleod with the buildings that comprised the fort full of displays and artifacts depicting what life would have been like in the late 1800’s. The highlight of the visit was the RCMP or should I say the NWMP musical ride.
Written July 29, 2019
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Thanks for the review Ken!
Written July 31, 2019
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Davy1950inv
Inverness, UK149 contributions
Well worth the visit
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Enjoyed visiting this site and learning so much about the early days in Canada and of the history of this very famous police force which evolved from the North West amounted Police to today’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Written July 25, 2019
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Christina
Calgary68 contributions
Good & Bad
Jul. 2019 • Family
It's hard to decide whether to give this museum 3 or 4 stars. It's a part of Canadian history and the exhibits were interesting and engaging but mostly not hands on. However, the price to visit was very high. This is probably a once in a lifetime type of place. They do offer a scavenger hunt booklet for kids with a lollipop treat and free parking. We did not stay for the musical ride as it's not the actual musical ride and there was an additional charge. If you are a Canadian history buff or your children are learning about the NWMP or Alberta it may be worth a stop.
Written July 21, 2019
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Thanks for the review Christina!
Written July 22, 2019
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Terry L
Sutton, UK210 contributions
A slice of history
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Great historical museum with equatic displays to music. Gives a true flavour of te first nations history and also the mounted police in the locality.
Written July 18, 2019
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Glad you enjoyed all the history in our museum Terry!
Written July 22, 2019
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