Public Programs

City culture and recreation facilities closed effective March 15

All programs are cancelled until the end of June

COVID-19 Update 


At the Fort Heritage Precinct, we provide a variety of public heritage programs.

Cattail Basket Weaving – February 24

Cattails are so very adaptable! In this class, we will coil them and learn to create a circular basket as big as your skill and energy will allow. Materials will be provided and lessons in how to collect, sort, store and soak for use will be given. The resulting basked will likely be approximately 4 [...]

Sourdough Bread Making – March 9

Sourdough bread is so delicious! And healthy too as it is already partially digested by those beneficial microbes! Bring a jar and take some starter home, learn to feed it, grow it and make it into loaves of many shapes and types. Please register at least one week prior to the class date. Register H [...]

Fire Lighting Class – April 25

Travel with us from the space age back in time to wooly mammoth and everything in between. This class will take a very hands on journey into fire lighting skills that is sure to satisfy your curiosity and boost your confidence and skill. Registration Coming Soon! [...]

The Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Alberta – May 20

Your last chance to see The Rise and Fall of Emilio Picariello is fast approaching! Join us for our final tour of this fascinating exhibit on bootlegging, corruption, and mystery at the Fort Heritage Precinct. Then, we’ll drive over to The Fort Distillery, where we’ll learn how alcohol is distil [...]

Ancient Garden Plant Walk – May 30

Dip back and forth in time and learn to lift the “veil of green” of the forest and see and use our beautiful forest for what it is….A grocery store, medicine cabinet and hardware store. Learn to identify and collect plant species and start your own catalogue with provide materials. [...]

1920s Cocktail Class – June 17

What better way to welcome 2020 than a throwback to the 1920s? Join the Fort Heritage Precinct and Fort Distillery in your best 1920s costume to learn the art of cocktail making, 1920s style. Enjoy 20s-themed music and historically inspired cocktails of your own creation! Participants will be taught [...]

Modern Waste – July 11

Are you interested in learning to live sustainably and reduce waste in your life? In this hour-long tour and presentation, we will look to the experts on waste management: our ancestors. Inspired by the way of life from 1875, we will discuss methods for living green, give helpful tips on how to redu [...]

Outdoor Cooking Class – July 18

Join us around the fire and every other outdoor cooking rig or tool you could dream up. This class isn’t a weiner on a stick (which is our favorite) but rather a class to expand your creative outdoor cookery to a magical taste bud-exploding level. Registration Coming Soon! [...]

Lamoureux River Valley Tour – July 19

Take a fun, historical walk on the River Valley Alliance Trail, in the hamlet of Lamoureux.  Learn the history of this small hamlet, while enjoying the beauty of our river valley on an easy, 5 km round-trip walk.  Suitable for all ages. Registration Coming Soon! [...]

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