About

We have some exciting public programs coming up this fall, including sourdough bread making, veggie fermentation, and Medicine Bag workshops. Click here to register!

Our Mission

Through the collection, research, preservation, and interpretation of local history, we create an environment of inspiration for our regional community to discover the development of Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas and its relevance to Western Canadian and Canadian history.

The History Centre

The work of the History Centre is designed to support the delivery of knowledge, outcomes and historical thinking skills as outlined in the Alberta Social Studies Curriculum by offering engaging and interactive programs for grades 4 and 5. Through various sessions, instructed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff, we offer teachers and students a unique opportunity to bring the history of Alberta and Canada to life .

Sponsored by the Edmonton & District Historical Society and the City of Fort Saskatchewan, the History Centre operates from the realistic and historic setting of the Fort Saskatchewan Museum and Historic Site, where history truly comes alive.

Additional funding by the Edmonton Community Foundation.

Accessibility

Both the North West Mounted Police Fort and Warden’s Residence are wheelchair/walker accessible. The Historical Village is not wheelchair accessible, however, it can be managed by individuals with limited walking abilities who do not tire easily.

The Fort Heritage Precinct is an outdoor site so be sure to prepare for the weather and bring a pair of walking shoes in order to spend a couple of hours experiencing all that the site has to offer.

"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."