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Posted on June 29, 2020

All guests must wear a face covering while visiting the Fort Heritage Precinct. Click HERE for more information.

 

Please note that we will be closed to the public on October 31st, 2020 for our All Hallows’ Eve Event. Visitor Information, Gift Shop services, and Tours will not be available on this day.

 

The Fort Heritage Precinct is

Re-opening on June 30

 

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, (June 29, 2020) – The Fort Heritage Precinct will reopen on June 30, 2020, and will provide a safe and engaging experience for visitors looking to explore the rich history of Fort Saskatchewan.

“The Fort Heritage Precinct team is looking forward to safely sharing our stunning site with the citizens of Fort Saskatchewan and the Greater Capital Region. We are delighted to have our doors open again.” states Cherise Elliott, Culture and Heritage Supervisor.

Museum staff have spent the past month preparing to safely welcome back guests and to ensure all heritage buildings and park spaces adhere to Covid-19 reopening guidelines and restrictions from the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Museum’s Association and the City of Fort Saskatchewan’s Covid-19 Pandemic Task Force.

To facilitate the best possible experience for visitors, the Fort Heritage Precinct is now offering touchless timed-ticket admission for all tours. Visitors will be able to purchase tickets, online, for one of three daily tour timeslots every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

For timeslots and to purchase tickets go to historycentre.ca Tickets cost: $7 (all ages admission)

The museum has set aside time to accommodate pre-booked appointments for research requests, object donations and other specialized services every Tuesday and Wednesday. The Fort Heritage Precinct’s gift shop and visitor information centre will be open from Tuesday to Saturday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Museum will be closed July, 1 for Canada Day.

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.

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The City of Fort Saskatchewan is a vibrant economic and cultural hub located just 15 minutes northeast of Edmonton on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Home to more than 24,000 people, the City proudly manages state of the art recreation, culture and historic amenities including 75 km of outdoor trails, a performing arts theatre and fitness centre within the Dow Centennial Centre and the 1875 – 1885 NWMP Fort Representation in historic downtown.

 

 Media contact:

Cherise Elliott

Culture & Heritage Supervisor

City of Fort Saskatchewan

780-991-2342

Web: www.historycentre.ca / Twitter: @FortPrecinct / Instagram: @FortHeritagePrecinct Facebook: CityFortSask

The Fort Heritage Precinct is Re-opening on June 30

Posted on June 29, 2020EventsPress ReleaseUncategorised

The Fort Heritage Precinct is Re-opening on June 30   FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, (June 29, 2020) – The Fort Heritage Precinct will reopen on June 30, 2020, and will provide a safe and engaging experience for visitors looking to explore the rich history of Fort Saskatchewan. “The Fort Heritage Precinct team is looking forward to safely […]

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 […]

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 […]

Congratulations to Cherise Elliott

Posted on March 1, 2017Uncategorised

We are proud to announce that Cherise Elliott has been promoted to Culture & Historic Precinct Supervisor. Although she is still involved with the museum and site, her office has permanently moved to City Hall. Cherise continues to provide supervisory support and much knowledge with the History Centre programs. If you get a chance be […]

Teacher’s Convention

Posted on January 14, 2017Uncategorised

As in past years we will be attending the two teachers’ conventions held in Edmonton this year. The first is the NCTCA Convention at the Shaw Convention Centre in Edmonton on Thursday and Friday, the 9th and 10th of February. The second is the EPSB and GETCA CONVENTION at the Shaw Convention Centre in Edmonton […]

Great News… More Program Dates!

Posted on January 11, 2017Uncategorised

With the overwhelming response for the programs in June of 2016, the request to increase our programming days was made. During the 2017 City of Fort Saskatchewan budget deliberations, Council approved the resources to increase the number of programs offered by 20. So, you’re probably wondering what this means for you, right? It means we […]

Book Launch for “The Fur Trade in the West”

Posted on January 10, 2017Uncategorised

On January 15, Phyllis Arnold, a well know historic author will be launching her new book, “The Fur Trade In The West”, at the Armouries in Edmonton on January 15 from 2:00 pm To 5:00 pm. The Phyllis Arnold Foundation and Edmonton Historical Society have continued supporting the History Centre Programs since the move to the […]

Welcome 2017!

Posted on January 4, 2017Uncategorised

Yes, we are back at the Historic Precinct, and looking forward to an eventful and exciting new year. Our team of qualified instructors are eager to bring history to your students, starting on January 10 with a Land program in the Historical Village featuring the Metis, the Settlers, and the building of the CPR. The […]

"The leaders of each session were informative and engaged the students. They were well prepared and really made the program interesting!"