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Full of History

This has an authentic feel and look as life was many years ago. Staff on site were in character and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
SarahsCanadaTravels
great afternoon

Took my daughter to the fort for the first time in 30 years. wow it has changed. We spent the whole... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Park featuring recreations of Edmonton in different stages of its history.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This has an authentic feel and look as life was many years ago. Staff on site were in character and also answered any questions in a style of the era. Fascinating and I know I will be back. Despite the steam train being overhauled, it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SarahsCanadaTravels
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took my daughter to the fort for the first time in 30 years. wow it has changed. We spent the whole day there. Lots to see and do. I will go again.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 114d2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good information during the tour,, would do again. A nice afternoon with lots of space and a rail ride too,

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I go here about once every two or three years - usually to entertain out of town guests. The park never fails to please everyone - and it is a great day to kill a whole day with friends and family. Lots...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Fortedmonton P, SM Expert at Fort Edmonton Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review! We agree the Park is a fantastic place to share with visitors!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Dark Night at Fort Edmonton Park for Halloween. Lots of people dressed up in great costumes wandering around town. We learned a little history with a hint of spookiness and some freaky scary moments too. The town wasn't as dressed up and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sherrill C
Fortedmonton P, SM Expert at Fort Edmonton Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed DARK! We are a little limited in how much of the Park can be accessed during events while we are undergoing renovations, but we're so glad you had a blast and will be back next year. DARK will just...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s so authentic and so much fun. Don’t miss out the train ride. Lots of walk so be sure you have a comfy shoes on.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank evaszalai
Fortedmonton P, SM Expert at Fort Edmonton Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What good advice! Comfy walking shoes are a must. We can't wait to welcome back our guests in 2021 when we've completed enhancements!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved this place lots to see and need a few days to really get to see all that is there. Also had a beer in the only place which was the hotel.... loved it

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wfoat
Fortedmonton P, SM Expert at Fort Edmonton Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit to the Park!

Reviewed November 7, 2018

Flew all the way from Ontario to see the place Oct 4th and the lady in the Admin building said "It's closed for repairs for up to 3 years". What a fraud. The website says nothing about that and people seem to be still flocking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Fortedmonton P, SM Expert at Fort Edmonton Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry to hear you weren't able to enjoy the Park this year! Our regular general admission season ends in September, and we closed slightly early this year to accomodate the beginning of our renovations. General admission is not usually open in October. We do, however,...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018

It's ok - part of Alberta's heritage, it needs some money spending on it, it is dated, for the amount of land they have, they could offer more to the tourist, restaurants are nothing special. They could really make a go of this if they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mandysneddon
Fortedmonton P, SM Expert at Fort Edmonton Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback! You'll be happy to hear that the park is currently undergoing extensive renovations and enhancements! We'll be open again in 2021 and we can't wait to welcome you back.

Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful attraction to see in the city of Edmonton. I just love going to Fort Edmonton and spending a few hours or more learning about Alberta's history and imagining how things were way back when. It's a must see attraction and makes you...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Greg M
Fortedmonton P, SM Expert at Fort Edmonton Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review Greg! A trip back in time is exactly what we're aiming for at Fort Edmonton Park.

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Helena f
October 10, 2018|
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Response from Fortedmonton P | Property representative |
Hi there Helena! We are in fact closed for general admission over the winter months. However, we will still be hosting special, ticketed events. More information on Christmas events will be posted to our website in November!
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Chelseyells
August 17, 2018|
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Response from Fortedmonton P | Property representative |
Hi there! Our last day of operation is September 3rd, but we also host events throughout the year. For example, our Harvest Hoedown will be taking place on September 21! We recommend keeping an eye on the event page on our... More
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Elaine A
July 15, 2018|
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Hi Elaine! Fort Edmonton Park is a bicycle free zone, and bikes are not allowed inside the Park.
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Suzy I
Family trip to Alberta In July 2014 (8 Replies)
Hi My husband & I and our 2 daughters (age 12 & 6) are travelling to Calgary in July from the UK. We will be in Canada for 3 weeks. We have relatives in Calgary and plan to spend the 1st week staying with them and the the middle week travelling up to Banff, Jasper and over to Edmonton and back to Calgary and then spend the last week again with relatives in Calgary. I was looking for some advice on how to we should break up the driving from Calgary-Banff -Jasper- Edmonton-Calgary....More
May 31, 2014|
Response fromlttt|
leave calgary in the morning so you can spend the day in banff...you probably can't check into your hotel until mid afternoon. spend 3 nights in banff - doing a day trip to the lake louise area via highway 1A, , drive to jasper via the icefield parkway, spend 2 nights in jasper, spend the morning in jasper and then take take hwy 16 east to edmonton (if you are hungry, stop in edson at mountain pizza), spend 2 nights and drive back to calgary via highway 2 - if it's a hot day and you want a...More
bc4me
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Reitman’s or the Royal Alberta Museum? (4 Replies)
Hi Folks ~~~~~~ a friend is travelling to Edmonton and as I used to live here asked me what attractions to see. I fondly remember Fort Edmonton as being one of the best places to spend a day and - way back when - the Royal Alberta Museum was one of my favourites too. So we venture over here to look these attractions up in the “what to do” section. Not surprisingly Fort Edmonton is number one but the Royal Alberta museum is listed at #44 of 48? So here is the kicker - how the heck did...More
October 18, 2010|
Response fromMissWanderlustCA|
That seems totally bizarre to me. I love the Museum - I even got married there. I would still recommend it to your friend for sure. I'm going to be going there soon to check out the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit.
mich w
Toronto, Canada
Any suggestions or must sees in Brooks AB/Waterton Lakes? (6 Replies)
Planning road trip in late Aug...1st stop Edmonton AB...plan to visit Fort Edmonton Park, Alberta Museum//Muttart Edmonton.......then on to Brooks AB...will visit Dinosaur Provincial Park, take Explorer's Bus Tour...dig for Dinosaur fossils... on to Pincher Creek, AB...visit Waterton Lakes National Park and Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump...visit writing on stone in Provincial Park...Any suggestions or must sees would be appreciated...
August 11, 2013|
Response fromCamping_Girl|
Writing on Stone PP and Waterton Lakes NP are quite a distance apart, I hope you are aware of that. From the way your post is written it gives me the impression that you think they are close by. Having said that, Writing on Stone PP is worth the detour. Early morning and late evening when the sun is at its lowest is the best time to view the pictoglyphs. You don't mention how much time you have for your road trip. If you have some time to spare you may want to detour south while at...More