History Well Told

Edmontonians In The Spotlight, Featured News

We remember Bill Tront well, and you probably do too. Bill was Head Conductor on the Railway from May 1992 until his retirement on Sept. 26, 2015. He passed away at the age of 84 after a lifetime of dedication, caring for people and his position with the railway. Chief Engineer Brooke Edwards remembers Bill as a kind and considerate …

Edmonton Nordic Spa group and FEMCo Partnership Dissolved

Featured News, In The News

News Release October 18, 2019 Edmonton Nordic Spa group and FEMCo have dissolved partnership and cancelled spa by Fort Edmonton Park. Edmonton – Fort Edmonton Management Co. and the Edmonton Nordic Spa group have dissolved their partnership and the proposed spa project adjacent to Fort Edmonton Park will not be moving forward. This item was set to be on the …

Charlotte Spencer: Historical Correspondent

Volunteers

My name is Charlotte and I have been a volunteer at Fort Edmonton Park since I was 5 years old. My family and I volunteer at special events and have been costumed interpreters on 1885 street since I was 6. I love Fort Edmonton and I am very interested in history and living history museums. Due to the recent two-year …

Heritage Gardeners Keep the Gardens Growing

Fort Edmonton Park Garden

  This summer, there was a lot of digging going on at Fort Edmonton Park. While modern excavators cut trenches through the Park streets to replace ageing utilities, a dozen heritage gardener volunteers worked alongside, old fashioned hoes and shovels in hand. With twenty-six gardens on site, there has been no shortage of work to keep these talented horticulturalists busy. …

Indigenous Peoples Experience Programming Advisor

Seasonal Job opportunities

To Learn about about the Fort Edmonton Enhancement Project and the Indigenous Peoples Experience – Click Here We have an exciting and creative opportunity for an Indigenous Peoples Experience Programming Advisor to build programming for the new and highly anticipated Indigenous Peoples Experience, opening in May 2021. This role will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with the …

DARK – Halloween Support Staff Needed

Seasonal Job opportunities

Join a team of over 100 scare actors, stage managers and theatre technicians to support Edmonton’s newest largest and Halloween event, DARK! We’re looking for 30 event support staff to assist with the ticket scanning, sales support, line control, parking and safety for 12 nights in October, with additional paid training day. You are: Minimum 16 years of age for …

River Valley Nordic Spa

Featured News

Fort Edmonton Management Company (FEMCo) is in preliminary discussions on bringing a Nordic Spa to the River Valley! This new facility will offer visitors a chance to reconnect with themselves and the beauty of nature. In partnership with the Edmonton Nordic Spa Ownership Group (ENSOG), FEMCo will be seeking Edmonton City Council approval on a lease agreement to use City-owned …

UPDATE: Animal Welfare February 2019

FEP News

Fort Edmonton Park wants the community to know that we take the concerns about two horses recently sold at auction very seriously, providing the best care to our animals at the park is very important to us. To help us understand the situation, we will be reviewing the veterinary report of Thelma, and the Necropsy report of Major once it …

Fort Edmonton Park’s Famous Cinnamon Buns

Featured News, FEP News

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 …

Featured News

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

FEP News

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

Featured News

  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

Featured News

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

Featured News

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

Featured News, FEP News

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 …