Attractions and Maps

 The Ferris Wheel will be closed until further notice, but stay tuned to our social media for an update! The Fun House will also be closed for the remainder of the season due to repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Experience untold adventure and immerse yourself in the numerous activities Fort Edmonton Park has to offer!

 

You are immediately transported back to a time when life was, in many ways, simpler. Transportation was by rail, streetcar, or your own two feet. Entertainment was found in games, crafts, music, dining, theatre, midway rides, etc. Your experience at Fort Edmonton Park will be a journey, but more importantly, it will be an adventure.

Activities are generally organized by the four eras in the Park with some key attractions like the train, streetcars, wagon rides, and pony rides found throughout the Park. We also have costumed interpreters playing characters that are based on real-life individuals that lived in Edmonton and we invite all our visitors to interact and ask questions.

Era Information

1846 Fort: The Fur Trading Era

Top activities:

  • Catch a demonstration of a heritage skill such as beading, boat building, fur-grading, or Cree syllabics
  • Get to know one of the characters of the era
  • Participate in games and activities
  • Visit the Tipis
  • Barter for beads and other goods in the Trade Store

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1885 Street: The Settlement Era

Top activities:

  • Take a horse-drawn wagon ride
  • Browse through McDougall’s General and Daly’s Drug Stores
  • Visit the animals at Ottewell Farm
  • Stop in for a freshly baked treat at the Jasper House Bakery
  • Shoot a game of billiards at Kelly’s Saloon

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1905 Street: The Municipal Era

Top activities:

  • Visit the home of Alberta’s first Premier, Alexander Cameron Rutherford
  • Test your skills at the Penny Arcade
  • Catch a ride on an historic streetcar
  • Get your picture taken in historical costume at Ernest Brown’s Photography
  • Tour the fire hall and municipal offices

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1920 Street

Top activities:

  • Play a round of Tom Thumb mini golf
  • Watch Northern Light, the 4D short film at the Capitol Theatre
  • Stop in at the Hotel Selkirk <link> for old-time hospitality and even an overnight stay in the Park
  • Enjoy lunch at Johnson’s Cafe <link> or perhaps even a beverage at the Mahogany Room Bar <link>
  • Take in the rides and games at Johnny J. Jones Midway
  • Enjoy ice cream at Bill’s Confectionary

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Steam Train & Streetcars

Our 1919 Baldwin Steam Train will take you from the train station to our 1846 Fort and back again. The caboose is wheelchair accessible and the train conductors can assist with boarding. Please inquire if a wheelchair is needed

Edmonton, Yukon & Pacific Railway
Our 1919 Baldwin Steam Train will take you from the train station to our 1846 Hudson’s Bay and back again.

Please Note:

Please Note:

To be permitted on the train, strollers must be no larger than 60 X 122 cm (24 X 48 in) when fully expanded. Stroller must be folded, carried on and stored for the duration of the ride. Wagons cannot be accommodated on the train. ALBERTA TRANSPORTATION REGULATION

Streetcar
Ride the rails to 1905 and 1920 streets on streetcars that have been maintained by our valued volunteers of the Edmonton Radial Railway Society.

As a safety policy, we are no longer able to accommodate strollers, walkers, wheelchairs, or wagons on our streetcars.

Wagon Rides
Wagons pick up passengers in front of McDougall General Store. This quiet, scenic loop that goes past the pond and the Fort takes about 10 minutes.

Visitors wishing to ride again must wait in line for their turn. Children under 12 are not permitted to ride alone.

Pony Rides
Our adorable hard-working ponies are pleased to take little visitors who want to experience the pioneer west for a ride at the Ottewell homestead farm yard. The well-being of our ponies is carefully monitored by our Pony Handlers and unscheduled breaks may be called from time to time. Pony rides start at 11 AM daily – weather permitting.

Rules and Regulations: Riders must be no taller than the bar to ride. Riders must be able to sit upright without assistance. Rides are provided on a first-come first-served basis. Riders and spectators must follow the instructions of the Pony Handlers at all times.

Please speak with one of our Pony Handlers for information about breaks and wait times.

Midway & Exhibition

Ride the beautiful hand-carved horses on the carousel, soar to the heavens on the ferris wheel, and test yourself with games of skill. Experience the excitement of a real 1920s-style midway.

Rules to Ride

  • Hold on with both hands
  • To ride alone you must as tall as the height line
  • Stay seated until the ride comes to a complete stop
  • No standing on the ride platform while ride is operating
  • No food or drink on ride
  • No smoking on rides or in ride lines
  • Exit only through exit gate

Height Restrictions

  • Carousel: Persons under 122 cm (48 in) must ride in a chariot or double on a horse with someone at least 12 years of age who meets the minimum ride-alone height requirement.
  • Ferris Wheel: persons under 36 inches in height are not permitted on the ride. Persons under 48 inches in height must be accompanied by someone 12 years of age or older and who meets height requirements.
  • Chair-o-Plane: children under 36 inches are not permitted on the ride, children under 48 inches must ride with an adult, maximum weight for a single rider is 175 lbs or 79 kg; maximum weight in a double chair is 350 lbs or 158 kg total for both riders.
  • Fun House: children under 36 inches are not permitted on the ride children under 48 inches must enter with an adult.
  • Bug/Menagerie: maximum weight of child is 50 lbs or 22 kg.

Penny Arcade

Test your shooting skills and accuracy in this turn of the century shooting gallery. Listen to the player piano, and try out the historical arcade machines.

Tom Thumb Miniature Golf

All the rage in the 1920s, miniature golf is challenging and relaxing. Play a game with the whole family or get in a quick nine on your own.

Capitol Theatre

This new building, which was completed in Summer 2011, is a beautiful re-creation of Edmonton’s original Capitol Theatre, circa 1929.

See live theatre events and the astonishing 4D short film ‘Northern Light’.

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Ernest Brown Photography

Ernest Brown Photography on 1905 Street has the best in historical photos. Have your photo taken in one of our hundreds of period costumes for a unique keepsake.

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