1846 Fort: The Fur Trading Era
- 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
Streetcar, Wagon & Pony Rides
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.
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.
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 48″ tall and 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.