Fort Edmonton Park
Fort Edmonton Park
4.5
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Fort Edmonton Park is nestled on 158 acres of wooded parkland along Edmonton’s River Valley and began as a Canada Centennial reconstruction project in 1967. Our expansive, multi-attraction space provides a community gathering place for guests, whether it be a park visit, a private function, or a special event. Every visit is a new adventure filled with immersive and unique experiences. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Rotary Club of Edmonton and the Fort Edmonton Foundation, the experience continues to expand upon Edmonton's story.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Lisa W
Zama City, Canada145 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
I haven’t been to Fort Edmonton Park in years and was expecting more. The renovations or upgrades do not really seem to fit, ran out of time to see the new Indigenous exhibit, as we really didn’t know it was new or any different that the rest of the wall thru exhibits until we were boarding the train at 4:30. The modern (doesn’t fit with theme) gift shop was packed with people looking to spend money, felt empty and was lacking overall. The construction evidence of dirt and weeds everywhere was distracting. Full cost admission and many of attractions /exhibits were fully open and operating, including the trolley car. Nothing to see on the train ride other than the train itself.
I still enjoyed the visit as my tour companions are awesome and helped fill the entertainment gaps. Good place to spend some time, but a little expensive and disappointing with what is actually operating / open.
Written August 9, 2021
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Randy P
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I bought a summer pass to Fort Edmonton Park as it is my favourite place in Edmonton. I especially was looking forward to the new Indigenous Experience. As a history teacher, I spent hours at this exhibit, taking the time to read everything. It is very informative.
I was disappointed with my experience in the rest of the Park. The Bazaar, Ukr Bookstore, Trading Post, Jasper House and Mosque are all closed, as well as other exhibits. Thick layers of dust could be seen in the buildings. The large piles of dirt from construction in the Park are unsightly.
As for the food, I found the new caterers to be inefficient. We were the first customers of the day and had to wait 20 minutes for our sandwiches, only to discover that my order was wrong. The food itself was subpar; neither my daughter nor I finished our food.
I found the "funhouse" to be lame and the giftshop lacking in selection. Approaching the Park, tall, white poles line the walkway that seem very out of place for a heritage attraction. The ticketing building has much too modern of a design. So many missed opportunities with this revamp. Excellent exhibits were sadly lost. Apart from the Indigenous Experience, I don't see any great improvements to the park.
Written August 7, 2021
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Jim B
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Haven't been to this place since 2000 or 2001. I remember it being a lot better, and bigger. I don't know how, but the houses seem a lot more spaced out now than they did back then, like they've taken down some houses or something. It would take me about ten minutes to walk from the entrance of the park to the back of it. I could never recall it being this small. Perhaps my memory is just shoddy.

Their 'giftshop' is incredibly mediocre, borderline terrible. There's nothing to buy there. I remember the gift shop being in the actual park itself, on 1905 street? (don't quote me on that). Now it's at the entrance and it's entirely modern, with glass windows and such. Twenty years ago, you were able to purchase toy bow and arrows at the shop. Now, you can't so much get anything besides a shirt with the word 'Fort Edmonton Park' emblazoned on it. Fantastic. They could've at least sold stetson hats, I guess that's asking for too much.

I remember the train going a lot faster than it does now too. Why is there even a trolley car that goes through the park? They charge you $5 for a horse wagon ride when I can ride a trolley car for free. Makes no sense.

The best parts of the park were the new indigenous exhibit and the Selkirk bar, where I was able to order a few pints of Alley Kat to drink away my sorrows.
Written August 13, 2023
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Lori Lynn
Edmonton, Canada94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This is one of my favorite places to visit. The park has been upgraded since COVID. I love having sunday brunch at the Selkirk hotel during the summer. The actors/workers in the park are very friendly and informative. It is a great way to spend an afternoon.
Written October 1, 2022
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browncondo2102
Kitchener, Canada1,725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Unfortunately the smoke from the fires had the index at 10+ so all outdoor events and activities were closed down. e decided to go in and make the best of it anyway. First we took the steam locomotive to the fort itself. Seeing the inside room and stores and kitchen with reenactment staff added to the enjoyment. The troops must have all be out on patrol as there were none to be found.
Then we took a walk through time to the different eras of the ares. Shops and homes and facilities of years gone by was very interesting.
The history was also shown on film at the Capital Theatre.
One of my favorite stops was at Bills Fabulous Fountain for a scoop of Saskatoon Berry Pie Ice Cream on a waffle cone. Soooooooooooooo good.
You can upgrade your tickets to a season pass if you'd like.
I'm sure the kids will be back when the amusement area is open again.
Written July 24, 2021
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Carol S
North Bend, OR34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I read some reviews that made me skeptical of this place. But honestly, how do you beat this? The new indigenous center is incredible! This whole place is like a world of museums and historical sites all wrapped into one amusement park! With… An amusement park!
The entry fees dirt cheap and there’s so much to see! I spent approximately four hours here and I think I rushed it.
Highly recommend!
Written August 7, 2022
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Chantalle Kipp
Leduc, Canada131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
I haven’t visited the park since I was a young child so it was neat to come back as an adult. They have added some areas but a majority is how I remember it. The midway was updated a a fun time. Enjoyed showing our little one the sites and plan to return again as there is so much to see.
Written March 27, 2022
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Tvler8
St. Albert, Canada950 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
The entire experience was great. It is nice to be out in fresh air even though COVID rules have been reintroduced. The train is always fun. The street car is worth the ride. And the Ice Cream Shop is to die for
Written September 4, 2021
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Sandy_rah79
Sidney, Canada43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
This place is awesome. Some things were closed because of smoke from wildfires, but you could reschedule. The New Indigenous Peoples Exhibit is amazing and eye opening. The Fort Itself is great as well as the historical streets. There is so much to see-don’t miss the movie at the theatre! Plan to spend the whole day.
Written July 21, 2021
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Gamer W
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I use to go there lots growing up and even before the renovations and now I don't want to go anymore because it use to feel like we traveled but in time now it doesn't the magic is gone. The renovation looks modern. Most of the shops are gone. Can't go places we used to be able to. The indigenous Center built by the Fort does not go with the Era. Lack of workers. Me and everyone I know thinks your going down hill at least your Fort still brings excitement and joy to me everything else doesn't. Not sure if we are ever going back.
Written August 6, 2023
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