The history of Calgary comes alive at Fort Calgary Historic Park, where visitors can dine in the former home of a Canadian Mountie, try on an authentic Mountie uniform, and explore the fort’s extensive riverside grounds where the Elbow and Bow rivers meet. As one of the city’s most important historical attractions, the fort often features as a stop on sightseeing tours around town, whether by Segway or vintage sidecar.
Things to know before you go
- Fort Calgary is a must-visit for history buffs and families traveling with kids.
- Don’t forget your camera; the fort offers fun photo ops that are especially popular with kids.
- The historic site is wheelchair accessible.
How to get there
Fort Calgary is on the RiverWalk, a short 10-minute walk from downtown. To get there by public transportation, take the Red or Blue Line to the City Hall LRT station three blocks from the historic site.
When to get there
The historic site is open daily from 9am to 5pm. The best time to visit to enjoy the outdoor grounds of the site is between late May and early September. Plan to arrive early or late in the afternoon if visiting on a summer weekend.
Special Events at Fort Calgary
In addition to its regular programming, Fort Calgary offers special programs throughout the year. Come for Sunday brunch served by the riverside on select Sundays, or book a seat at the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre for an interactive “whodunit” dinner show. Other events include black-and-white movie nights and concerts.