The Fort Heritage Precinct

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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

Hot Dog Roast and Games in the Fort

August 18, 2022

Join us inside the historic 1875 Fort palisade for a hot dog roast and games night. Roast your food over the City’s enormous movable fire pit and join the fun of historic and modern lawn games. Fort Heritage Precinct, Fort Grounds (inside Palisade walls) Thurs August 18 5:00 to 8:00pm No pre-regis...

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Flora and Fauna of the North Saskatchewan Tour

August 20, 2022

Themed Museum Tour: Flora and Fauna of the North Saskatchewan – All ages (strollers recommended for any younger participants, some uneven terrain) Walk with us along the scenic North Saskatchewan River Valley! Learn about connections between the plants, animals, and people of the area while en...

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"Our field trip was very well organized and full of interesting activities. Our presenters were prepared for our arrival and showed interest in the activities that they were leading. I would have no hesitation in recommending this field trip to colleagues. It was a very informative and interesting day."