The Fort Heritage Precinct

City culture and recreation facilities closed effective March 15

All programs are cancelled until the end of June

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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

Cattail Basket Weaving – February 24

Cattails are so very adaptable! In this class, we will coil them and learn to create a circular basket as big as your skill and energy will allow. Materials will be provided and lessons in how to collect, sort, store and soak for use will be given. The resulting basked will likely be approximately 4...

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Sourdough Bread Making – March 9

Sourdough bread is so delicious! And healthy too as it is already partially digested by those beneficial microbes! Bring a jar and take some starter home, learn to feed it, grow it and make it into loaves of many shapes and types. Please register at least one week prior to the class date. Register H...

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"Amazing learning connections were made between our study of past and present and your program. Lunch facilities were great. The games and hands on activities we played were so much fun. So many happy faces to be spending time in jail! The tour of village were also extremely well done. Again, the children were kept engaged and involved. The mock trial was great fun. I can’t say enough about your program It is absolutely fanstastic. Your staff does an outstanding job leading the children."