Fathers Day at Fort Edmonton

Don your moustache and doff your cap. It’s Dads’ turn to strut their stuff! Fathers will have a chance to demonstrate feats of strength and sophistication! Dads get in for free!

1846 Fort

Fort Courtyard
11:10 am and 3:10 pm: Watch a fur press demonstration! See the kind of work men were doing in the fur trade. Find out how the Orcadians, Metis, and others broke their backs under piles of fur.

Rowand House
1:10 pm: Join us for Gentlemen’s tea! Witness the daily conversations between the administrators of the fur trade, participate in the banter too!

On-going Programming: Learn about buck sawing in 1846 and try some tasty stew.

1885 Street

11 am: Come and hear the dangerous story of the origins of the bicycle!

The Dominion Land’s Office
11:30 am – 3:30 pm: In 1885, the hippest job was working as a land surveyor for the Dominion of Canada. Find out if you have what it takes to be a land surveyor.

The Edmonton Bulletin
12 pm & 3 pm: Emotions run high as the Dominion government grants land to new settlers, on land that Edmontonians have already settled! Help us figure out the solution!

Behind Kenneth MacDonald House
4:30 pm: Play one of Edmonton’s favorite past-times, the game of the empire. Careful though, you might get a grass stain.

1905 Street

Between the Post Office and Penny Arcade
11 am – 5 pm: Who would have thought that living out of your car on a road trip would be so popular? Discover what autocamping is like and see why these citizens think it’s the best thing in the world.

Tent City
12 pm: What does it take to make a ruffian into a dapper gentleman? Grab your mustache wax, spats and shoe polish and come over to tent city where we’ll take an eligible bachelor through the steps and transform him into a respectable Edmontonian.
 
St. Anthony’s
1:30 pm and 4:30 pm:  A healthy body is a healthy mind. Many Edmontonians are catching on with the new fad of ‘keeping fit’ and incorporating it into their daily lives. Come learn some helpful ‘Calisthenic’ techniques that you can incorporate into you every day life!

1920 Street

Blatchford Hangar Field
11:30 pm and 1:30 pm: Participate in a recreation of a World War I raid led by the Returned Soldier and Nursing Sister.
2:00 pm: Play some old-fashioned baseball and learn about the history of the sport in the 1920s.

Along 1920 Street
12:00 pm: Discuss the pros and cons of prohibition and if convinced sign a petition in favour of moderation!

Bill’s Confectionery
10 am – 1 pm: Come hear the sweet sound of banjo music with the Banjo Busters.

McNeil’s Hangar
4:30 pm: Interview and witness Wop May, a Canadian flying ace in the First World War and a leading post-war aviator. Ask him questions and see his airplane up close!

Drop by our vintage vehicle display courtesy of the Edmonton Antique Auto Club Members.