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Fort Calgary

Région touristique : Calgary

Fort Calgary brings history to life by telling the stories of the site, the settlement and the people of Calgary through an exciting process of discovery which includes interactive interpretation, vibrant exhibits and hands-on areas.

Located on 40 acres of riverside park, minutes from downtown, the site includes pleasant walking paths, an Interpretive Centre, the 1875 fort reconstruction, the 1888 Barracks building and Mess Kitchen, the Hunt House Historic Site and the Deane House Historic Site and Restaurant.

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Adresse : 
750 9th Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta
T2G 5E1

Téléphone : 403-290-1875
Télécopieur : 403-265-6534

Adresse postale : 
Fort Calgary
PO Box 2100 Station M (106), Calgary, Alberta
T2P 2M5

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Heures d'ouverture

Période : Toute l'année

Open daily from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (closed New Year's Day, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day)

NOTE: Deane House Historic Site & Restaurant is open year round.
School programming, rentals and museum operations run year round.

Ouvert : Interpretive Centre: Open Daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fermé :
New Year's Day, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Droits d'entrée

Droits d'entrée : Payante
Adult (18+) $11.00
Senior & Student $10.00
Youth (7-17) $7.00
Child (3-6) $5.00
Child (2 and under) Free

Rabais : Groupes

Renseignements sur les collections

Material culture relating to the early history of Calgary and its people, the Mounted Police at Fort Calgary and related archaeological materials. Also includes the Deane House and Hunt House sites and furnishings.

Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : 6,000

Archives

Archival and photographic material relating to early Calgary and the NWMP.
Duplicates of related material from other institutions.
Oral history collection.

Documents architecturaux • Documents cartographiques • Films et vidéos • Photographies • Enregistrements sonores • Documents textuels

Arts décoratifs

Costumes • Meubles ou mobilier • Ferronnerie, argenterie ou orfèvrerie • Textiles ou tapisseries

Beaux-arts

Média :
Peintures • Sculptures

Histoire humaine

Agriculture • Zootechnie • Objets archéologiques • Équipement de communication • Costumes et accessoires • Meubles ou mobilier • Objets et technologie domestique • Histoire locale • Médailles • Histoire et technologie médicales • Souvenirs • Instruments de musique • Histoire orale • Équipement de sports • Jeux et jouets • Armes et armements • Transport : Terrestre motorisé : Terrestre non motorisé

Services et activités

Interpretive Centre is open to the public every day. The 1875 Fort reconstruction is open to the public (weather permitted); costumed volunteers are on site reconstructing the Fort; interactive exhibits; carpentry, blacksmith and craft demos; award winning film; ongoing drama presentations; family discovery corners and recreated interior displays; Canada Day celebrations; 1888 Barracks building with Mess Kitchen; the Deane House Historic restaurant; school and children's programs operate year-round

Services de recherche

Dossiers d'archives • Centre d'information • Bibliothèque

Programmes Éducatifs

School Programs
"2003 Calgary Heritage Education Award Recipient"

Hands on Programs that challenge and intrigue your students. These programs will tie in effectively with the Social Studies (SS), Science (SC), and Language Arts (LA) curriculum units from Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Visit www.fortcalgary.com for program details.


Summer Programs

Fort Calgary offers summer programs for children 5 to 12 years of age. Programs are developed on a seasonal basis. Each program has a theme and includes hands-on activities, games or crafts centered on that theme. The children will explore Calgary's history in fun and interactive ways during the 90 minutes long program.

Cost: $4.50/Child
Supervisors free (to a maximum of 1 adult per 6 children)
Minimum : 10 children or $45.00 fee

Visit www.fortcalgary.com for program details.

Programmes pour les écoles : 5-11 ans (Maternelle à 6e année)

Information aux Visiteurs

Activities at the Fort
· Enjoy history in the making as volunteers rebuild the 1875 Fort using period tools and techniques.
· Experience the life of the NWMP who lived in the lonely cold fort.
· Try on a Northwest Mounted Police Uniform.
· Hear fascinating stories of the Northwest Mounted Police Officers and other characters from Calgary's past.
· Experience a jail cell - from the inside!
· Ride in a virtual streetcar through historic Calgary.
· Take a walk through a 1930's drug store, automobile repair shop, newspaper publishing office and radio station.
· Watch our award winning video in the 1930's Palace Theatre, available with either French, English or German soundtracks.
· Walk the pathways in the Park and discover a bronze buffalo, community garden with its historic windmill, and an orientation exhibit that describes highlights of Fort Calgary's history.
· Browse our General Store featuring RCMP & Canadiana souvenirs.
· Take a 1 minute walk across the river to have lunch in The Deane House.

Services bilingues • Film et vidéo • Visites guidées : Anglais • Près des transports en commun • Activités et services pour jeunes • Centre d'information • Location de salles de réunion • Stationnement : Gratuit : Autobus • Boutique • Aménagement pour besoins spéciaux : Stationnement : Écriteaux : Toilettes : Fauteuils roulants disponibles : Accessible aux fauteuils roulants • Toilettes
Autres visites guidées : German, Dutch

Services de bénévoles

Services de bénévoles offerts • Formation aux bénévoles offerte

Nombre de bénévoles : 233

Tâches : exhibit demonstrations, tour host, orientation hist, carpenters, blacksmiths, gardeners, docents, aratorial volunteers, special events, administration

Avantages d'adhésion

- voting right at Annual General Meeting
- opportunity to run for Board of Directors
- unlimited visitation to Fort Calgary throughout season
- newsletter
- discount in museum shop and at Deane House restaurant

Services de restauration

Open Year Round:

Monday through Friday - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Reservations not required, but suggested.

We are closed some holidays, please call ahead.

Murder Mystery dinner Friday nights. Reservations recommended (269-7747).

Interpretive Centre gift shop: snacks available.

Cafétéria • Services de traiteur • Infrastructure d'accueil • Restaurant

Services Internet

Renseignements générauxActivitésÉducationProgrammes ou visites scolairesJeunesDirections ou carteBoutique

Liens touristiques locaux

Attractions localesHôtelsRestaurantsMagasinageAutres services

Autres services

Special Events:
Dominion Day (Canada Day): July 1st
Heritage Day
and much more ...
check out our website www.fortcalgary.com for details.

Publications et produits

Newsletter (4 times per year).
Brochures.

Rapports annuels • Brochures • Guides du musée • Bulletins d'information • Cartes postales • Trousses touristiques • T-shirts, sweatshirts ou casquettes
Autre : Tour package