Fort Edmonton Park
The entrance to Fort Edmonton Park is located at the intersection of Fox Drive and Whitemud Drive. The Park is open on a seasonal basis in the summer, and in 2013 it opens on May 19 through to August 31, as well as all the weekends in September.
Providing the best in historically authentic living history, Fort Edmonton Park is nestled on 158 acres of beautiful wooded parkland along Edmonton’s picturesque river valley. The Park is just 15 minutes from downtown Edmonton and 10 minutes from the world famous West Edmonton Mall.
The Park is also home to the historic Hotel Selkirk, a1920′s Midway, the Yukon & Pacific steam engine and train, four original early 1900′s street cars as well as buggy rides, wagon rides and a stagecoach. And in mid-summer of 2011, we opened our new 243-seat Capitol Theatre to the public featuring an extraordinary short film on the history of Edmonton.
Historical interpreters dressed in period costume bring Fort Edmonton Park to life by engaging visitors into Edmonton’s world 100-150 years ago. The attendance figures for visitors to Fort Edmonton Park over the past few years has averaged in the area of 200,000 people.