History Centre Programs Overview

Effective Monday, September 20, 2021, everyone 12 years of age and older will be required to show government-issued proof of vaccination, a negative privately-purchased COVID-19 test, or documentation of a medical exemption upon entry to the Fort Heritage Precinct. Click here for more information.

Registration for our History Centre programs is open! Click here to select your program and register.

 

History Centre programs have been designed for students in Grades 4 and 5, focusing specifically on the history of Alberta and Western Canada. History Centre programs are held from 9:30 am – 2:15 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in October through May.

Cost

The cost of each registered program for the 2021/22 school year is $306.49

Our preferred method of payment is credit card. We also accept debit cards, and cheque payments on-site. If your institution plans to pay by cheque, please ensure all cheques are made payable to the City of Fort Saskatchewan.

Registration

Maximum class size: 30 – 33 students

When registering, please choose the appropriate program for the grade level being booked. History Centre bookings are for Grades 4 and 5.  If you would like to register a different Grade level for a program, please contact the Fort Heritage Precinct Programs Coordinator directly at museumprograms@fortsask.ca or 780-992-6635.

Before You Arrive

  1. All program participants aged 9 or older are required to wear masks for the duration of the program, with exceptions for eating lunch. The programming spaces have been set to accommodate partial (not a full 2 meters) spacing for students during snack/lunch breaks, so please let us know if your classroom has any specific requirements for distancing during un-masked lunch breaks, as soon as possible.
  2. Be prepared to maintain 2m distance (where possible) between program participants and Fort Heritage Precinct staff.
  3. Divide your class into three, equal numbered, colour coded groups: red, green, and blue. We request that each student wears a colour coded name tag. At least three adult supervisors (one teacher and two or more additional adults) must be present to accompany your class throughout the day.
  4. Inform all students to dress for the elements! Recesses are held outside.
  5. Inform all students to pack a bag lunch and bring a water bottle. Our lunch rooms are not equipped with fridges, microwaves, or water fountains.
  6. Please indicate, at the beginning of your program, what time your class must depart from the Precinct (14:00, 14:15, or 14:30).
  7. Contact the Fort Heritage Precinct Programs Coordinator to discuss specific special needs requirements.

Getting Here

Please ensure that your bus driver is familiar with the location of the Fort Heritage Precinct. Due to construction along 101st Street, the pick-up/drop-off point for all programs will be located outside of the North West Mounted Police fort, which is indicated in red on this map.

Approximate travel times from Edmonton neighbourhoods to Fort Saskatchewan City limits:

Terwillegar  55 Minutes
West Edmonton  48 Minutes
Mill Woods  40 Minutes
Castle Downs  32 Minutes
Clareview  22 Minutes

Arrival

When you arrive at the Fort Heritage Precinct, one of our session instructors will be waiting to direct your bus to the student drop off area. Next, the session instructor will guide you and your students to the program room and the students will be given an opportunity to drop off their belongings and have a washroom break. Finally, a brief introduction/orientation will be given before the students are divided into three groups and guided to their first sessions.

Daily Schedule

9:30 Students arrive
9:45 Introduction and orientation
10:00 First session
10:55 Lunch and recess break # 1
11:25 Second session
12:20 Lunch and recess break # 2
12:50 Third session
13:45 – 14:15 Wrap-up and review
14:00 – 14:30 Students depart – Departure time dependent upon bus/school schedules.

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