1875 North West Mounted Police Fort open for free on Canada Day

Posted on June 28, 2018

The Fort Heritage Precinct will be closed on Family Day (February 17, 2020). The Historical Society has cancelled Winterfest due to cold temperatures. The City of Fort Saskatchewan apologizes for any inconvenience. We hope to see you soon!

As part of Fort Saskatchewan’s Canada Day celebrations, the 1875 North West Mounted Police Fort at the Fort Heritage Precinct will be open, free of charge, from 1pm – 6pm on July 1, 2018! The Warden’s Residence gift shop will be open as well, and costumed interpreters and volunteers will be stationed throughout the Fort to interact with visitors. We are especially excited to welcome Running Thunder, a group of Indigenous dancers, who will be performing in the NWMP Fort at 1:15pm.

For more information about Canada Day festivities in Fort Saskatchewan, please visit http://fortsaskcanadaday.ca/

"The tour of the Precinct was really interesting and very engaging for the children. There were so many hands on activities for them to participate in that they were always engaged. I love that they are allowed to touch and explore many of the items around the precinct. That makes such a difference to keep them engaged, on task and motivated. The learning connections between what we talked about in school and what we saw were evident in the conversations between the kids and the interpreters."