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Top 10 Things to do on a Rainy Day at Fort Edmonton Park

1920 Street, Other, Top 10

ft.edmonton-carousel2We asked our Public Interpreters for some ideas on what to do at Fort Edmonton Park in the rain. Here is our Top 10 list of Rainy Day Ideas for Fort Edmonton Park. Have your own idea? Share it in the comments below.

  1. Ride the train. Why wouldn’t you?
  2. Take in Northern Light: The Edmonton Journey (18min) at the Capitol Theatre
  3. Visit the Jasper House Hotel bakery on 1885 Street and pick up a coffee and a warm treat.
  4. Take advantage of a costumed interpreter’s undivided attention. Ask them their favourite stories or artifacts and tell them yours!
  5. Have an old-style photo of yourself taken in period costumes at Ernest Brown Photography. Rainy days mean short line-ups.
  6. Sit on the covered porches of any of our 1905 houses like the Firkins Residence and enjoy the showers. The interpreters might just have a pot of hot tea on!
  7. Enjoy lunch at Johnson’s Café in the Hotel Selkirk. Get a spot near the window for best effect.
  8. See if you can find an interpreter to show you how the old telephone system works and have a conversation with someone on another street.
  9. Ride the carousel in the 1920s Midway and Exhibition. This carousel is protected from the elements so you’ll stay warm and dry. Nearby is the Show Tent, where you can enjoy a dry puppet show.
  10. Ride the streetcar around the whole track. Chat with the driver and look out the windows as the twentieth century goes by.