Fort Edmonton Park’s Famous Cinnamon Buns

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We get many questions here at Fort Edmonton Park, and one of the most common ones is “how come you don’t have those cinnamon buns anymore?” It’s been many years since the decision was made to stop making the famous cinnamon buns; however, we now have a state-of-the-art kitchen and thought the timing was right to bring back those delicious …

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News release For immediate release Partners break ground on expansion of Edmonton’s living history museum Edmonton, Alberta, October 12, 2018—Investing in cultural and historical infrastructure plays an important role in developing dynamic communities, promoting tourism and preserving Canada’s heritage, including the history and experiences of the Métis and First Nations. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, …

Come and meet… The Returned Soldier

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Tom Long, 2018 You are strolling along 1920 Street and a uniformed veteran approaches you with a pamphlet. “Will you support the Calgary Declaration? Will you support giving the veterans their due?” he asks you earnestly. You get to the front of the line-up and finally come face-to-face with the Lance Corporal. “Name and rank?” He asks first, but seeing …

Nathaniel’s Story

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  Similar to the way a seed grows into a tree, a single experience can create a ripple effect, in your life, turning something small into something extraordinary. As such, let me share with you a story about how a nature-loving boy named Nathaniel opened the door for 16 children to experience the historical gardens at Fort Edmonton Park. I met …

How to See Fort Edmonton Park

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By Marla J. Daniels There’s simply too much at Fort Edmonton Park to see in one day! Located on 64 hectares (158 acres), Fort Edmonton Park is Canada’s largest living history museum, known internationally as an “open-air museum”. Set along the North Saskatchewan River, with 80 furnished buildings and exhibits, the Park is divided into four distinct eras, each with …

Joseph’s Folly

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By Cassy Kist Row, row, row your boat. Gently down the stream. If you visited Fort Edmonton Park this past Dominion Day, you may have been lucky enough to witness the arrival of Joseph’s Folly on the North Saskatchewan River, rowed by our expert team. Joseph’s Folly is a York boat, rebuilt based on the historic boat design from the …

Fort Edmonton Park Launches New Strategic Direction

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Edmonton, AB – June 8, 2018 Fort Edmonton Management Company (FEMCo) is embarking on an exciting new strategic direction for Fort Edmonton Park. “Fort Edmonton Park will become the premier cultural tourism attraction in Western Canada. This is a huge undertaking and the top three strategic priorities that we’ll focus on are relevant experiences, accessibility and ensuring the Park is …

Meet our Volunteers: Anna and Talon

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Most moms with new babies are delighted with modern technologies: diaper genies, bottle heaters, that fancy new stroller. And while Anna Cousins appreciates convenience, she’s not like most moms: “When Talon was born, I wanted him to know about his history and do those traditional teachings: I want to carry him with a cradle board  (traditional indigenous baby carrier) and …

Fort Edmonton Park – Recreation Facility Crew Leader

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Job Number : 32671 At Fort Edmonton Park we strive to transport our guests into the past leaving them with memories they will cherish. Many animals call our Fort home and they are an integral part of our visitor experience. We are looking for someone who is passionate about animal care and welfare to work with and look after our …

Blue Collar Cat Program

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As part of our chemical-free rodent control initiative, we’re excited to welcome a few new furry friends to our pest management team here at Fort Edmonton Park! These kitty exterminators are part of the Blue Collar Cat program, which relocates feral cats from Animal Care & Control Centre (ACCC) to City of Edmonton facilities as an alternative to euthanasia. At …

Edmontonians in the Spotlight: Katherine Hughes

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Women in Journalism Part II: Katherine Hughes By Keltie MacKenzie In continuation of our series of Women in Journalism, we move from Gertrude Balmer-Watt to her friend and colleague, Katherine Hughes. Hughes would go on to be a highly controversial figure in the politics of the British Empire, though she had rather humble beginnings. Born in P.E.I. in 1876, daughter …

Edmontonians in the Spotlight: Gertrude Balmer-Watt

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Women in Journalism Part 1: Gertrude Balmer-Watt By: Keltie MacKenzie At Fort Edmonton Park we need no prompting to explore some of Alberta’s famous historical women. Alberta has an impressive list of valiant women, perhaps most notably the “Famous Five” who were instrumental in the groundbreaking Persons Case and women’s rights in Canada. Edmonton can also lay claim to having …

Fort Edmonton Park Releases Enhancement Project Operations Optimization Plan

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Edmonton, AB – March 5, 2018 Fort Edmonton Park is getting ready for a 165 million dollar enhancement that will offer exciting new experiences for Edmontonians and visitors. The update will include an upgrade of the existing underground utilities, a new front entry plaza and admissions facility, an expansion of the Selkirk Hotel and the 1920s Midway, plus the addition …

Educator Advisory Committee Application

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Be a part of developing your best field trip! Fort Edmonton Park is building an Educator Advisory Committee to help create the most educational, immersive and fun education programs that a museum can offer. We are seeking 5-7 educators from all fields and subjects to contribute to our current and future field trip experiences. We want to be as relevant …

Edmontonians in the Spotlight: Annie May Jackson

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By Keltie MacKenzie Edmonton boasts an incredible record of women making history. From the Famous Five to the Founders of the Canadian Women’s Press Club and beyond, an incredible amount of progress in women’s rights has been made here along our river valley. One such trailblazer who needs to be mentioned is Canada’s first female police officer, Annie May Jackson. …