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Fort Calgary

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When you visit Fort Calgary, you stand on the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of Treaty 7, including the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai; the Tsuut’ina; and the Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley Nations of the Stoney-Nakoda. This...more
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750 9th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5, Canada
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We were searching for something new to do and, while having lived in Calgary over 10 years, we had never been to the Fort Calgary museum. The museum has two basic elements: 1) a room tracing the history of Calgary like a social media feed,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

We arrived right at 10am for the Sunday brunch which was a great spread and delicious. There is a buffet option w an additional side order of eggs benny, omelette station, crepes or french toast. Desert was good. We had a guest with gluten free...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

Many Calgarians have already seen the exhibits in the museum at Fort Calgary, and for the price, they aren't a great value for visiting often. Newcomers or visitors may want to think about the indoor museum if interested in Calgary's fascinating history and don't mind...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed October 21, 2018

I visited Fort Calgary with friends from Australia. On entering, we were greeted well. However, the first display was about a display about the Indigenous Residential Schools. This was just on the news and none of us thought it appropriate that we were asked to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We walked in from downtown and it definitely is not worth the walk. Wouldn’t recommend unless you have done Calgary zoo, Calgary tower etc and still have time to kill!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

On a visit to Flame's shop, I saw the sign for Fort Calgary and thought I would give the attraction ago for 1-2 hours. $12 entrance, which in my view is not awful for such an attraction. Staff really friendly and helpful. Visited Tuesday 11th...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

It was a bit of a walk to get to this Fort from our downtown hotel but well worth it (though there may be a bus available.) They have interesting, fun exhibits including one where people can take photos of themselves in a Canadian Mountie...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Very much enjoyed our visit to Fort Calgary, lots of exhibits and information about early life in Calgary. The lady on the front desk, Ruth, was really friendly and helpful. Thanks

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is well worth seeing, it showed how the fort was first constructed in the 19th Century and the hardships they endured. It give an insight to what life was like there for the first settlers, primarily it was for the North West Mounted Police,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

We stopped here as we were early to arrive in Calgary and needed to fill in time. An interesting history but could do with a cafe. There were several people asked if there was a cafe while we were there.

Date of experience: September 2018
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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Hi there, Thank you for visiting Fort Calgary as part of your time in Calgary. Thank you for your note about the cafe. We love that idea and we will consider it as we prepare for our renovation. Hope to see you again soon!

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Bob W
July 5, 2018|
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
If it's a work in progress and there are disruptions for weddings, why not inform the visitors before we pay? Check out Fort Langley in greater Vancouver and you'll tour a actual fort.
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Lisa S
June 18, 2016|
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There was a lovely young man who wasn't a "real Mountie" was very happy to get photographs with the public. You should go to the Calgary Stampede and watch an event the RCMP perform. They are all in full uniform and are very... More
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Lisa S
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Response from peterbJ2738MM | Reviewed this property |
The red serge is a ceremonial uniform and so we only see the Mounties dressed this way on special occasions. Fort Calgary is an historic site and interpretive museum with no resident serving Mounties.
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