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Fort Calgary

Address: 750 9th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5, Canada
Phone Number: 403 290 1875
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Ranked #34 of 354 things to do in Calgary
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Fort Calgary was founded in 1875 when the NWMP crossed the Bow River and laid the foundations for...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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 offers meeting and event spaces, as well as special events on most holidays. Open from 9 am – 5 pm daily, all year round.

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Cochrane, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Take your time going there because there is lots to read. We were there for the Family Day event and it was pretty crowded. They had a few nice games and a craft for the kids. The staff was mostly friendly. Only one thing I didn't like. They provided hay rides for that day. However, nowhere was written that the... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

We were a party of 8 celebrating birthdays at the Fort Calgary Sunday Brunch. In a word "fantastic"! Not a huge selection but everything was top quality and delicious. You could also order different varieties of eggs Benedict and french toast from the kitchen. This is a great idea as they don't serve well from a buffet. Scones and cinnamon... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were treated to this is a little known buffet location and it is great! The food is fantastic - there is an omelet bar and the regular buffet selection is fantastic (house cured salmon, roast beef rolls, gratin potatoes, and regular buffet stuff - bacon, sausages, etc.). The kitchen-order food (all included in the price of the buffet) is... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

a great place to visit, Fort Calgary's history is very interesting, especially its Scottish influences from the many colourful characters in its past.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have lived in Calgary a long time and didn't check out Fort Calgary until this past summer. I was amazed at the amount of interactivity they offered, which just adds to the stories they have posted. The ability to see and feel the items from the early settler days is astounding, and really makes one appreciate all the modern... More 

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29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We visited Fort Calgary as part of our tour. We found it to be very interesting and a great way to learn about the history of the Royal Canadian mounted Police. This was our first trip to western Canada and the Rockies, so there was a lot to learn.

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Calgary
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Hands down the best brunch in Calgary at just over $25 for all-you-can-eat and admission to the museum included. Sure the museum isn't huge, but on a cold day, there's just enough here to keep the little ones engaged.

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

What a great welcome! Dee's bubbly welcome made you feel quite at home in this amazing historical building! Children in Calgary certainly have a great place to learn all about their history and beginnings of the RCMP! A very well laid out collection incorporating the old fort with new building is a delight to explore! Plenty of chances to have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Only a few mins walk from downtown and its a great history lesson walk thro the area of orginal fort and do the museum which give a good experence of old Calgary.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I made a trip to Fort Calgary expecting to simply see just another RCMP fort in southern Alberta. My visit turned out to be a pleasant surprise when I got there and seen that there was much more than that. The first hallway that it set up to teach you the history of the fort is set up much like... More 

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