The Fort Heritage Precinct

FREE Culture and Recreation Admission For Wildfire Evacuees: In response to the ongoing wildfires, the City of Fort Saskatchewan is offering complimentary admission to The Fort Heritage Precinct, Dow Centennial Centre, and Harbour Pool to all BC & NWT evacuees. Simply present your ID at reception!

Experience History at the Fort Heritage Precinct

Explore over 140 years of Fort Saskatchewan History through tours, programming, and research opportunities.

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Take a Tour Through Time

Take a Tour Through Time

Throughout the year, The Fort Heritage Precinct is accessible through guided tours. As you take a tour through the NWMP Fort, you will be whisked back in time to imagine yourself as a constable climbing the bastion to view the surrounding landscape. After exploring the Fort, hop forward in time to the historical village, where you can imagine yourself as a student in the 1902 Castle School, visualize life as a settler in the early 20th century, and see how the town doctor lived in the 1920s. You can also explore Fort Saskatchewan’s history of law and order at the 1909 Courthouse and 1937 Warden’s Residence.

Please note that only the exteriors of the buildings in the Fort Heritage Precinct may be viewed without a tour.

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Field Trips to the Fort Heritage Precinct

The Fort Heritage Precinct offers a variety of educational programs designed to support historical thinking, delivery, and synthesis of knowledge as outlined in the Alberta Social Studies Curriculum. Through programs offered by knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructors, we offer students and teachers an interactive opportunity to engage with the rich history of our province and country.

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Upcoming Public Programs

Pickling and Preserving Workshop

Join us for pickling and preserving at the Fort Heritage Precinct! We will make modern (but timeless) recipes to take home, as we teach you about historic pickling and preserving. Each participant will be shown how to make their own sour cabbage, fridge pickles, and a fruit preserve (type will depen...

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Tales from the Gaol: Robert Raymond Cook (SECOND 2023 OFFERING) – SOLD OUT

September 29, 2023

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AS OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2023 – THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST. EMAIL [email protected] TO BE ADDED TO THE CANCELLATION LIST!  Come and learn more about Alberta’s long-debated, final execution. Your museum guides will present evidence and popular theories, and debunk...

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"The facilities we experienced were authentic and helped us gain a genuine understanding of what it was like at the Precinct over 100 years ago."