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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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Halifax, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

There is no history lesson quite as fun as a living museum where you can experience what life was like in a certain time period in real life. Fort Edmonton does this beautifully. There are three different areas you can visit from three different time periods in this park starting with the fort itself during the fur trade of the... More

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Dijon, France
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This place is great for families who want to spend a day together. There is everything and more to do. I recommend it as well for those who are interested in seeing what life was life back 1860-1920. Everything there is made to be a life like working museum with street cars, actors dressed as people from those time periods,... More

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Canada
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100 reviews 100 reviews
33 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A Theme Park showing Edmonton’s early days. It has several historic buildings that were moved from its original location to here. Including a theatre that shows old fashion movies. An old train takes you around to enjoy the scenery. They rent some of the halls for private functions. In the summer is the perfect place for family picnics. In the... More

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Edmonton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

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

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
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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207 reviews 207 reviews
136 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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