Fort Edmonton Park
Are you planning to explore the best of Fort Edmonton Park? Do you want to experience how life was between 1846-1929?
Fort Edmonton Park includes original as well as the rebuilt historical constructions representing the rich, colorful history of Edmonton. The destination is not just about relaxing but also offers an educational experience.
Fort Edmonton Park Overview
Located on 64-hectare wooded parkland along the river valley of Edmonton, Fort Edmonton Park offers a memorable, fun, immersive, and authentic experiences to visitors, from children to adults.
This historically themed attraction allows you to go back in time over 150 years to reminisce 1885, 1905, and 1920 pioneer years and the fur trade. Costumed historical interpreters will help you walk through the past and bring the best experience of the period.
Things to Do
When visiting Fort Edmonton Park, you can invite your entire family to enjoy different attractions. You can watch the 4D film Northern Light at the Capitol Theater or visit the 1920s Midway and Amusements.
If you love outdoor activities, you can take a ride on the original streetcars and steam train. You can also try the sleigh rides and drawn rides. At Ernest Brown Photography, you can have pictures taken while wearing period costumes.
Your Fort Edmonton Park adventure is not complete without the old-time hospitality experience at the Hotel Selkirk. Do not forget to have a Sunday brunch with your loved ones at the Johnson’s Café. Then, you can proceed to the historic hotel’s Murder Mystery. At Mahogany, you can enjoy various spirits, beer, and wines with appetizer specials.
The park also has souvenir shops to buy antique gifts. It also offers dining events, live theatre, birthday parties, educational programs, and many more. You can choose from 11 rental venues to have your next gatherings.
How to Get There
Fort Edmonton Park sits at the corner of Whitemud Drive and Fox Drive. You can find the entrance on Fox Drive.
You can access the park via public transit easily and conveniently. You can choose from the two ETS bus routes: 595 and 596.
Route 595 is from Fort Park Transit Centre/South Campus to Fort Edmonton Park. The travel time is three times per hour (9:30 am to 6:10 pm) daily.
Route 596 is from Fort Edmonton Transit Centre/South Campus to Fort Edmonton Park. You can also reach Valley Zoo and Janzen Nature Centre through this route. The travel time is every hour (11 am to 5 pm) daily.
Regular bus fares apply, and the bust routes start from Victoria Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend. You can also use your own car with limited free parking available.
Beware that pets are not allowed in the park, but you can bring guide animals. Wheelchairs and strollers are not available for rent, so it’s best to bring your own.
With so many things to do in Fort Edmonton Park, you and your family will have a memorable visit. Happy bonding!
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