The Fort Heritage Precinct

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

Ancestral Medicine Cabinet

March 15, 2018

Heritage Programming for all ages! Want to learn how our ancestors prepared home remedies? Curious about reconnecting with how our Babas, Omas, and Great Grannies cultivated and used plant medicine? What would our predecessors have done in the event of a teething baby, broken bone, or infection in...

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Cattail Basket Making

February 15, 2018

Using nothing but cattails, whose uses and access are plentiful, we will create a small square basket suitable for storing soap or a few trinkets. The techniques learned can then be used to create many other objects, including mats, coasters, trays, ceiling tiles, and more! Please bring a spray bott...

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"Students enjoyed the program very much! Good hands on work. Fun learning games. Personable guides. Lots of details that we never get to talk about in class and even the old fashioned recess was a treat. They wished we had longer to visit, but logistics are a painful reality in our case! Thanks again!"