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The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police)

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Address: 219 Jerry Potts Blvd, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
Phone Number: 403 553 4703
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Very informative

We visited the museum on the way to see the Head Smashed in Buffalo site. We enjoyed reading about the history of the RCMP and the settling of Alberta.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
RosanneMaitland
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Edmonton
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Edmonton
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We visited the museum on the way to see the Head Smashed in Buffalo site. We enjoyed reading about the history of the RCMP and the settling of Alberta.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Really well made make-over from the original location of the fort, added with very nice addings from the very early period of (Fort) Calagary before WO II, An absolute 'must do' for everyone that is interested in the early years of Calgary!!

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Thank Tom B
Tokyo, Japan
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Great museum, good displays, variety of subjects tackled, something for everyone here, from little kids to older. Really gives a thorough overview of the fort and area history

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Thank CENTkyo
Asheville, North Carolina
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64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We love to tour historic western forts and this was no exception. The museum gave a good background on the Mounties and explained their Dudley Do-right reputation --which apparently was well earned. Had some nice displays and artifacts, learned something of the origins of the Mounties and got to see their living standard . We were there on a very... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Fine museum/historic interpretive centre giving background and details on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their preceding organisations, in particular their role in the early contacts with the native Indian population and American liquor-runners. Maybe there is a bit too much embellishment on Canada's "nice attitude" toward the Indians, as (as far as I know) it still took a long... More 

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Thank WernR
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Interesting exhibits and artifacts. We were a little disappointed to have missed the musical ride but will try to get there again someday.

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Payson, Utah
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55 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Very good exhibits in the museum on the history of the Mounted Police. They have uniforms of various eras. The musical horse parade was okay, but not fantastic. It is high school and college kids dressed as mounties doing some horse maneuvers in a small corral. The maple leaf shaved on the horse's flanks was more interesting to me than... More 

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Thank Roberta M
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

They put on a cute little skit, geared more for children but was fun none the less. The musical ride was a nice surprise! There was lots of exhibits and the history lesson was quite interesting.

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Avon, Colorado
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91 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great tale of the formation of the founding of the Canadian Mounted Police--excellent video of how the Canadian Mounted Police was started. Did a wonderful job of restoring the old fort-- all the artifacts are in great shap!! Worth the stop!!

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Calgary, Canada
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63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Our oldest has been asking for quite some time to visit The Fort. It found the prices to be a little steep for individuals but the family prices are a steal. We wanted to see the play but it is only playing the later part of the week. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the scavenger hunt and the size of the... More 

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