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We remain closed for the time being, but registration for our 2020/21 programs is now open here. Please note: the number of students permitted to attend programs will be determined by Alberta Health Services.

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The Warden’s Residence Gets a New “Old” Look

Posted on May 29, 2020Uncategorised

Over the past several years, improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct have kept it preserved and well-maintained.  This time, the historic 1937 Warden’s Residence, home to the Fort Heritage Precinct’s Visitor Information Centre and administration, is getting a paint job. Many residents will be familiar with the white stucco and green trim that they have […]

No Digging? No Doubt. Don’t Even Bag it Up

Posted on November 13, 2019Uncategorised

The layers of human history and activity that stretch through the Fort Heritage Precinct, Fort Saskatchewan’s downtown core, and river valley can be enticing to amateur archaeologists and metal detector hobbyists. People have occupied and used these lands in various ways for centuries, and who knows what might be lurking beneath the soil? An Indigenous […]

We’re Famous!

Posted on May 27, 2019Uncategorised

This past weekend, the CBC included The Fort Heritage Precinct as part of its video review of historic places in Alberta to see this summer. The clip talks about all of the amazing things you can find here at the Fort Heritage Precinct: the sheep, Sam Steele, and why the fort brought law and order to the […]

History Centre Programs Full for the 2018/2019 school year

Posted on July 19, 2018Press ReleaseSessions

We are thrilled to announce that all 91 of our program dates for the 2018/2019 school year have now been booked! If you are still interested in booking a History Centre program for the 2018/2019 school year, please feel free to email museumprograms@fortsask.ca or call 780-992-6635 to be added to our wait list. We are […]

Welcome to our new curator

Posted on July 19, 2018Press Release

Everyone at the Fort Heritage Precinct would like to extend a warm welcome to our new curator, Kyle Bjornson. Kyle has worked at a variety of heritage institutions throughout Canada and the USA and has a Master of Arts degree in Public History. Kyle is responsible for the management of the Fort Heritage Precinct’s collection including […]

We want to hear from you!

Posted on July 4, 2018Events

The Fort Heritage Precinct is looking for community input on our Canada Day 2018 celebrations in order to make them even better in the future. If you visited the 1875 North West Mounted Police Fort on July 1st, please fill out the following survey to let us know what you thought! To fill out the […]

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

Posted on June 28, 2018Uncategorised

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 […]

Fort Heritage Precinct Edu-kits are perfect for your classroom!

Posted on June 14, 2018Press Release

Our Edu-kits are perfect for groups that are unable to visit the Fort Heritage Precinct but would still like to interact with Fort Saskatchewan’s history in a tangible, engaging way. Each Edu-kit, which includes a variety of historical items and artifacts, is designed to allow students to explore different facets of late 19th to early 20th century life […]

Registration for 2018/19 History Centre Programs is now open

Posted on June 1, 2018Sessions

Thank you to everyone who has registered for the 2018/19 History Centre Programs so far! We were so happy to have a smooth start to our registration this morning and are looking forward to seeing the rest of the dates book up over the next few days. If you have not yet booked your dates […]

The Sheep Are Coming!

Posted on May 31, 2018Press Release

Yes, the Fort Saskatchewan sheep are coming.  The famous flock will be arriving on Saturday, July 2nd, as a part of the Legacy Park Family Festival. Thanks to Kathy, our shepherdess, and Rocky, one of her best sheepdogs, you can see them as they parade through Fort Saskatchewan, and meet and mingle with them at […]

"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."