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Fort Edmonton Park is a living history museum that focuses on Edmonton’s early years.

The Park is divided into four distinct Eras:

  • The Fur Trading Era as represented by the Hudson Bay Company Trading Fort (circa 1846)
  • The Settlement Era as depicted on 1885 Street
  • The Municipal Era (post railway) brought to life on 1905 Street
  • The Metropolitan Era portrayed on 1920 Street and the Johnny J Jones Midway

Costumed interpreters play characters based on real-life individuals who lived in the area. We welcome you to get to know them better. They enjoy talking about themselves and their lifestyles. The costumes are designed and constructed as was the fashion of the day. You’ll not find any velcro in this collection!
The buildings and artifacts found in each era are typical of the times. Some are original and others are detailed re-creations.
Each era offers the visitor a variety of experiences relevant to life and times of the populous. You are encouraged to take part in the activities throughout the Park.

Era Information

1846 Fort: The Fur Trading Era

A city built on fashion “ discover the reason behind building at this location.

Must Do’s:

  • Catch a demonstration of one of the heritage skills
  • 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

Times were tough and life was hard for homesteaders in this remote settlement.

Must Do’s:

  • Take a horse-drawn 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

A burgeoning municipality in a brand new Province

Must Do’s:

  • Visit the home of Alberta’s first Premier, Alexander Rutherford
  • Test your skill at the Penny Arcade
  • Catch a ride on an historic streetcar
  • Get your picture taken in historical costume at Ernest Brown’s
  • Tour the fire hall and municipal offices
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1920 Street: The Metropolitan Era

Growth, sets-backs, social movements and modernization.

Must Do’s:

  • Play a round of Tom Thumb Mini-Golf
  • Watch Northern Light, the 4D short film at the Capitol
  • Stop in at the Hotel Selkirk for old-time hospitality
  • Take in the rides and games at Johnny J Jones’ Midway
  • Enjoy ice cream at Bill’s Confectionary
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Period Transportation

Take a ride into the past on the Edmonton, Yukon and Pacific Railway, original streetcars, wagon rides, stagecoach or pony rides.

Edmonton, Yukon & Pacific Railway
Your admission includes unlimited rides on our 1919 Baldwin Steam Train, which will take you from the train station to our 1846 Hudson’s Bay.

Please Note:

Our train is able to accommodate some strollers. However some recreational or tandem strollers do not fit on board. Strollers cannot exceed a maximum 24 inches wide by 48 inches long. Strollers must be lightweight and foldable.Wagons cannot be accommodated on the train.

Railway Caboose

The caboose is wheelchair accessible. The train conductor can assist with boarding. Free for wheelchair patrons.

Streetcar
Your admission includes rides on the streetcars, which ride the rails to 1905 and 1920 streets. The Edmonton Radial Railway Society restores and maintains all of the Park’s streetcars. Free of charge.

Wagon Rides

Stagecoach

Pony Rides

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

1920s Johnny J.Jones Midway & Amusements

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. Tickets for all of the amusements can be purchased at the admissions centre or at on-site stores.

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. Tickets for all of the amusements can be purchased at the admissions centre or at on-site stores.

Shooting Gallery
Test your shooting skill 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.

Wagon Rides
The rides start at McDougall’s general store on 1885 Street. This quiet, scenic loop past the pond and the Fort takes about 10 minutes.

Pony Rides
Check in at the Ottewell homestead farm yard. Ponies are for children who want to experience a little of the pioneer west.

Height restrictions

  • Carousel: children under 48 inches must ride with an adult.
  • Ferris Wheel: children under 36 inches are not permitted on the ride, children under 48 inches must ride with an adult (in the case that there is not an adult to accompany a child who is under 48 inches and over 36 inches, a Midway staff who is not otherwise engaged can offer to do so).
  • 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.

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 4-D 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?

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