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The Fort Heritage Precinct is open as of June 30th! Click HERE for what you need to know.

The Fort Heritage Precinct is open as of June 30th! Our hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

We are offering timed-ticket admission for tours and pre-booked object donation and research appointments.

What Are we doing to keep you safe?

  • Following Alberta Museums Association’s Guidance for Reopening Museums.
  • Limiting occupancy indoors and outdoors.
  • Closing some hands-on interactive elements.
  • Timed-ticket admission to allow for capacity control and contactless payment.
  • Encouraging physical distancing with signage and route markers.
  • Providing substantial access to hand sanitizer and hand washing facilities.
  • Increasing cleaning and disinfecting throughout our facility.

What are we asking of our visitors?

  • Admission to the Fort Heritage Precinct is now through timed-ticketing. If you arrive without a ticket up to 30 minutes prior to one of our tour times, you will only be admitted into the tour if space is available, or you will need to purchase an online ticket for a future ticket time using your own mobile device. Purchase your timed-ticket admission now.
  • Pre-booking is also required for object donations and research requests. Contact the Curator to book your appointment.
  • Visitor information and gift shop services are available for drop-in visits. We encourage you to call ahead to ensure we have what you need. 

For the safety and enjoyment of everyone at the Fort Heritage Precinct:

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well.
  • Complete a Covid-19 Self Assessment before arriving at the Fort Heritage Precinct – Self Assessment
  • You are encouraged to bring and wear your own face mask. Note that the Fort Heritage Precinct will not be providing masks to visitors.
  • Wash your hands, for at least 20 seconds, regularly during your visit. Washrooms and hand-sanitizing stations are available in each section of the Fort Heritage Precinct. Your Heritage Interpreter will orient you to their locations throughout your tour. 
  • Avoid touching your face and cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue or your elbow.
  • Keep your family unit or cohort together when walking through the Museum and keep children within reach at all times.
  • Please be patient. Practice physical distancing, keep two metres away from others, and please wait your turn.
  • Do not bring food or drink into the buildings.
  • Download and use the ABTraceTogether app.

What is open?

  • All of our exhibits are open.
  • Our gift shop and visitor information centre is open, with restrictions on visitor capacity and measures to support physical distancing. We encourage the use of contactless payment, rather than cash.
  • The Sheep Grazing Program is open as of July 7th.
  • The trails throughout and around the museum are open. We ask visitors to maintain physical distancing while enjoying a walk in Peter T. Ream Historical Park (the park that Precinct is located in).

What is closed?

  • We are not offering drop-in tours.
  • We are not offering educational programs, daycare tours or programming or large group visits at this time.
  • Some of our site’s hands-on interactive elements are not available for use.

Accessibility

The  Warden’s Residence, North West Mounted Police Fort and and Canadian Northern Railway Station are wheelchair/walker accessible. The Historical Village is not wheelchair accessible, but 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 experience all that the site has to offer.

"I commend each of the instructors for their in depth knowledge and enthusiasm while they delivered the program to the students. Students were engaged thoroughly."