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Discover the Past and Make Memories This Summer at Fort Edmonton Park

Posted on June 4, 2024 by Britanny Burr

Fort Edmonton Park is a window into the past, inviting visitors to explore Canada’s rich history like never before. As the largest living history museum in Canada, it offers an immersive experience that spans the fur trade era, the pioneer years, the bustling streets of a 1920s community – and much more. This summer, plan a visit to Fort Edmonton Park and step back in time, where history comes alive and unforgettable memories are waiting to be made.

Walk through the fort from the fur trade era, explore the streets of 1885, 1905, and 1920, and interact with costumed interpreters who bring the stories of yesteryear to life. Each district is meticulously recreated to offer an authentic glimpse into the lives of the people who shaped Edmonton's early days.

Something For Everyone

Whether you're a history buff, an adventure seeker, or looking for a unique family outing, Fort Edmonton Park has something for everyone. The park's attractions include historical buildings, antique midway rides, a steam train, horse-drawn carriage rides, and much more. Don't miss the Indigenous Peoples Experience, which offers an immersive and respectful exploration of the history and culture of local First Nations and Métis peoples.

This summer, the park is hosting a series of featured events that promise fun and entertainment for all ages. Be sure to check the park's events calendar for the latest updates and plan your visit around these special occasions.

No visit to Fort Edmonton Park is complete without sampling the delicious fare and exploring the unique shopping opportunities. The park offers a variety of food and shopping options that cater to all tastes and preferences. Enjoy a sit-down meal at Johnson's Café, grab a quick bite at the Mahogany Bar, or indulge in a sweet treat from Bill’s Confectionery. Don't forget to visit the retail shop for unique souvenirs and gifts that capture the spirit of Edmonton's past.

Connect With History

Visiting Fort Edmonton Park this summer offers a chance to connect with history in a dynamic and engaging way. It's an opportunity to learn, have fun, and appreciate the stories that have shaped the Edmonton we know today. The park's blend of historical exploration, entertainment, and natural beauty makes it a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike.

Plan your trip to Fort Edmonton Park today and get ready to explore Edmonton's history from the fur trade era to the roaring twenties. With so much to see and do, every visit promises new discoveries and treasured moments.

Britanny Burr is a freelance writer and a contributor to Great West Media. This story was written for the Great West Media & Southern Alberta Newspapers Hot Summer Guide advertising feature. The Hot Summer Guide is a special feature about summer activities, bucket list adventures, staycation options, road trips, attractions, events, and road trip-worthy food & beverage destinations across Alberta. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.

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