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Fort Calgary

750 9th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5, Canada
+1 403-290-1875
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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 land is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III. This is where the North West Mounted Police arrived in 1875 and built the Fort which became the foundation for the city of Calgary. It is where two worldviews collided, forever changing the people and the place. Phase III of the Make History Museum Expansion and Re-visioning Project is about to begin. It will expand the museum, redesign our exhibits, offer new education programming, and create opportunities to broaden our perspective on the stories that shape who we are.
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750 9th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent about 2 hrs here. Great display of history. Lots of displays and notice boards with info and photos. Replica rooms styled through dipicting life back then

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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for visiting Fort Calgary. We're glad you enjoyed a small piece of our history. Hope to see you again some time soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

FYI parking is no longer free. Lots of good history about the beginnings of Calgary and how it came to be. There are clothes to dress up in if you have the urge. Displays are well done and theatre has 2 films about 20 minutes...More

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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting us this weekend. We love dressing up in the Mountie uniforms, too. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit! Fun to dress up and take photos. The only thing that bothered me was the newer displays use new slang, like LOL, and some of the statements supposed to be made over 100 years ago, seem quite modern.

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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us! The exhibit you're referring was meant to present our history in a fun and engaging way, using modern technologies, like a Facebook-style social platform, to share the stories of our past. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here today. There is parking, but it has to be paid for via one of the parking machines. The entry fee was part of the over 60's free concession week. A real bonus. The exhibits are excellent. Well documented and interesting to...More

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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you so much for visiting us. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit here was by chance, and I only did the bits outside as I walked through the City to the river meeting point. From what I did see, its a place that inspires a lot of reminiscing and thoughts around the history of where...More

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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us last weekend. We're glad that you enjoyed our outdoor space, it's definitely one of our favorite spaces, especially in the summer. We hope you will join us soon to check out the exhibits inside the museum.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Fort Calgary after a very peaceful stroll along the river walk. We had a very pleasant greeting from the receptionist and security guard. They informed us about the sights and told us to be in the theatre for the 3:00pm film. We...More

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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for your review. I am terribly sorry that your expectations were not met during your visit. If you would like to discuss your experience directly, please email me at bbrander@fortcalgary.com.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time at Fort Calgary - it was early on a Friday afternoon, and I had the whole museum to myself. Being the only one, I had to trouble the lovely Dee at the front desk to take a picture of me...More

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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're very happy that you enjoyed the museum. One of our favorite exhibits is the Treaty 7 document, too. Thank you for visiting Fort Calgary as part of your holiday. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

This is not a big museum but it has a great deal of interesting information. It has many historical artefacts about early life in this part of the country. Also much about the background of the contracts signed between the First Nation and the eastern...More

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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Hi there, Thank you so much for visiting. We put a lot of care and attention in to our exhibits, and we are happy you enjoyed learning about our city and how it came to be. We hope you can visit us again soon!

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

Went here for Sunday Brunch which was disappointing. Service was very sporadic (and it was not that busy), and the food was very flavorless/bland. Presentation was nice though. If you go for brunch, show your receipt and the visit to the museum is included. Since...More

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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Hi there, We are sorry you had a less than exceptional experience during Sunday Brunch. We do our best to provide an excellent brunch experience every week, and we take your feedback very seriously. Please let us know if there is anything we can do...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Went for a work event, food was catered, very fun atmosphere but the food was a bust. Would come back during the day.

Thank crazyhorse2007
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from Peter B | 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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