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Fort Edmonton Park

On Whitemud Dr, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada (Downtown)
+1 780-496-8787
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Ranked #2 of 144 attractions in Edmonton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Traveler Description: Fort Edmonton Park is one of Canada's many living history villages. Staff in period costume portray and interpret life in the time periods portrayed... more »
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Edmonton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Go on a cool day or in the morning, as of course just like back then, air conditioning isn't an available luxury. Poor staff were obviously feeling the heat the day we went! A fun day trip to do with any age!

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Beaumont, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We actually live in the area so my family of 6 has a membership to the Park. A couple tips - the food at the Cafe on 1905 Street is good but the line can be excessively long. And after you do order, it can take up to 20 minutes for your meal. Hungry kids will not be happy. The... More

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic place to visit for adults and kids. It was very interesting to learn about the Hudson Bay Company and the great trips it took the early settlers to reach Edmonton. I loved the way that outside the fort they had streets showing the various eras of Edmonton's development. The fort itself was brilliant, loved it.

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ottawa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We were visiting from Ottawa and had never been here before. My brother suggested it so we dropped by and had an amazing experience! The train ride to the fort was fantastic. The fort was full of surprising rooms and treasures. The staff were very kind and explained a lot of the history. We loved all the homes and stores... More

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Edmonton
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I'm on a staycation and thought I'd check out Fort Edmonton Park. I went on my own and arrived shortly after opening. If you have an AMA or CAA card, bring it with you! You get a nice little discount at the front gate. Just inside the gate you can wait with the crowd consisting of a lot of young... More

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USA
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204 reviews 204 reviews
134 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Pros: A number of neat buildings, some of which were very unexpected, like the mosque. Some of the people at the buildings were very informative and nice. The layout of the park was very nice and allowed us to visit the buildings without worrying that we were skipping some. The fort within the park was very interesting. Cons: Some buildings... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Me and my family try to go yearly. Its a great place to learn while killing time and having fun. Really gives you an insight of what is was like before. It can also be a fun habitat for kids, according to train rides, carriage rides, antique circus rides and games, ect. Not the first and definitely not the last... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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154 reviews 154 reviews
52 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I like history, so it's not surprising I like Fort Ed a lot. But even as a kid, this place fascinated me. I love the costumed actors- they are always up to something different: tea parties, parades, baking... It's a great way to spend a summer day. The $$ can really rack up for the day though if your kids... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Authentic travel back in time - we went on a "free admission day" so it was very busy. But the costume actor/interpreters were excellent, made it so enjoyable.

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Hecla Island, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My family of five had a very good and informative time while we visited the park it was well worth the price of admission. Will visit again for sure two thumbs up

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