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Address: 219 Jerry Potts Blvd, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 403-553-4703
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An interesting insight into this period in history

Off season this site is closed Sunday and Monday, so worth checking before you go since we actually arrived Monday and stayed overnight to go on Tuesday. The site has a good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
Jenny V
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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Off season this site is closed Sunday and Monday, so worth checking before you go since we actually arrived Monday and stayed overnight to go on Tuesday. The site has a good interpretive section before you went into the various buildings of the fort. Having read about the period of history it was really good to see it on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

This is a seasonal attraction so closes at the end of September. Tells the story of the founding of Fort Macloed in the late 1800's as a base for the North West Mounted Police who came to the area to keep peace as the western civilisation developed. Well laid out in the original square pattern of the fort, there are... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

After having read the book "Firewater", visited "Head Smashed" buffalo museum outside the Fort, studied quite a bit of the Blackfoot nation history and the political development on both sides of the boarder between Canada and the USA, I finally understood what the museum tried to communicate. The museum failed. The story about the Woop-Up trail/fort, the new Canadian mounted... More 

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Waverley, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We didn't have long to spend here but was impressed that the fort has been preserved. It is small and easily accessible. We didn't see the Musical Ride, but it would have been fun. An informative glimpse into the history of the present-day RCMP. The Main Street of Fort McLeod was a charming place to stroll and enjoy the vintage... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

The fort museum was excellent value for money and the mounted horse displays should suit all. The demonstrations and visuals were informative yet not preachy. The town also has the oldest cinema in Alberta were we watched a good film for $19 in total for 2 adults and 1 child. Ate at MacLeods restaurant on the corner. Clean lots of... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Very informative of how and why the N. W. Mounted Police came into being, their long march West, why they came West and how they became the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Musical Parade with 8 horses with riders dressed as Mounties was very good. Well worth the time and effort to visit.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We came across the Fort on our road trip and decided to have a quick look. We ended up staying for a couple of hours because it was a such great family experience. The Fort was not too big and a very manageable museum experience for our kids. The little treasure hunt booklets for them were a hit and a... More 

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Edmonton , Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I took my little granddaughter to the museum . She's 6 yrs old . The scavenger hunt really helped her understand the history in a fun and interactive way . We then did the Groom a Horse program . She helped groom the horse , ( including the hooves ) got to ride around the paddock , inspected the riders... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The Fort Museum is a NWMP outpost located in the town of Fort Macleod, Alberta. It teaches about the life of a Mounty in the NWT during the 19th and 20th centuries and their interactions with the surrounding First Nations, White settlers and free traders. There is a musical ride demonstration and the riders can also be seen on parade... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Everything in the museum was fantastic, it was just the woman at the till. I was there 2 days ago, Saturday. The woman with the red skirt was very rude to the other coworkers with her. (Two guys). She would step in front of them when they approached the till. She even told them not to touch it. You can... More 

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