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The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police)

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Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police and First Nations Interpretive Centre
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Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police and First Nations Interpretive Centre
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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219 Jerry Potts Blvd, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
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+1 403-553-4703
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed. Had planned to visit this sight and according to their website, we should have been able to. Unfortunately when we got there they were closed Sunday and Monday so we missed out. As of two days ago the website still didn’t show the...More

Thank Korri G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice collection of Indian artifacts and other artifacts of the Northwest Mounted Police. Very informative. We spent about 2 hours to take in all the information. Travel brochures suggest an hour. Don't be in a rush and you will likely enjoy the visit...More

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informatic, very authentic. You could really smell the heritage of the old times... Easy to locate, you can spend an hour or a whole day here and always experience new things.

Thank rudi122
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The visit to this fort was just ok. I probably would not recommend to take a detour just to see it. At the beginning there is quite a big exhibition about the Royal Mounted Police which was maybe not that interesting for me, being a...More

Thank isabella_deruiter
Reviewed September 10, 2018

If you have any interest at all in the history of Western Canada and the role of the Northwest Mounted Police (now the RCMP) in shaping that history, this place is a must-see! It's a reconstruction of the first fort constructed in the area at...More

Thank Adrian D
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Plan to spend at least a couple hours walking through the museum and around The Fort. The displays are authentic and give you an insight into life in the 1800's. The atmosphere makes you feel like you are part of it. It's worth the money...More

Thank Debby K
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

It is important to me that I know about the history of our country and the different places when I travel. The museum had lots of information, exhibits and perspectives to view, read about and experience

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TheFortMuseum, General Manager at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police), responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Hi lorimurrayhawkins, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for the great review and enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Reviewed August 19, 2018

This was a must-do activity if you like history. There is lots to read and lots of artifacts to view. The fort structure is well worth the exploration. They do a mounted ride demonstration every day and that is worth the time spent watching it....More

Thank RaymondT745
TheFortMuseum, General Manager at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police), responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Hi RaymondT745, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit at the Fort Museum and were able to see the Ride! We look forward to your visit again. Hope you enjoy the little bit of summer we have left.

Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is the birth place of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. And here you get how that rather prestigious Law Enforcement Agency of today got its rather impressive start. My eyes were opened as to just why these guys always got their man. They were...More

Thank xfil911
TheFortMuseum, General Manager at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police), responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Hi xfil911, Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit at the Fort! We are very proud to represent the early beginnings of the RCMP and the establishment of law and order in the wild West. Hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer!

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Starting on the good bits..... I wanted to see the musical ride and I was not disappointed. Having ridden myself I know how difficult these things are but these young women excelled. Their performance was outstandiing. Their technical skills and the relationships they have with...More

Thank Pingalu
TheFortMuseum, General Manager at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police), responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Hi Pingalu, I am happy to hear that your experience was for the most part a positive one. We are very proud of our Riders and the tough job they do every day. As you well know, sometimes the musical ride can look more like...More

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