The Fort Heritage Precinct


Registration for the 2019/2020 History Centre programs will be opening on June 3rd, 2019 at 9:00am!

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Experience History at the Fort Heritage Precinct

Explore over 140 years of Fort Saskatchewan History through tours, programming, and research opportunities.

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Take a Tour Through Time

Take a Tour Through Time

Your journey through Fort Saskatchewan’s history begins at the 1937 Warden’s Residence. From there, our guides will usher you into the 1875 North West Mounted Police Fort, and then on to explore the early 1900s as you walk through the numerous authentic buildings of the Historical Village. They will show you fantastic artifacts and tell you stories of life in early Fort Saskatchewan.

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Field Trips to the Fort Heritage Precinct

The Fort Heritage Precinct offers a variety of educational programs designed to support historical thinking, delivery, and synthesis of knowledge as outlined in the Alberta Social Studies Curriculum. Through programs offered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructors, we offer students and teachers an interactive opportunity to engage with the rich history of our province and country.

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Upcoming Public Programs

Murder Mystery: Rise and Fall of Emilio Picariello – June 15

Murdery Mystery: The Rise and Fall of Emilio Picariello is an event rooted in the historical story of Emilio Picariello and Florence Lassandro. Emilio was an Italian immigrant and entrepreneur turned bootlegger. He was hanged in 1923 at the Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Gaol, along with his accomplic...

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Cemetery Tour Part 1 – June 18

Do you want to know who is buried in the oldest section of Fort Saskatchewan’s local cemetery? Are you interested in the significance behind the varied and aging gravestones? Join us in the warm light of a spring evening to hear the tales of some of the people who were significant in the developme...

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"Our field trip was very well organized and full of interesting activities. Our presenters were prepared for our arrival and showed interest in the activities that they were leading. I would have no hesitation in recommending this field trip to colleagues. It was a very informative and interesting day."