Fort Edmonton Park chosen one of Alberta’s most respected companies

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In January, Alberta Venture commissioned Leger Marketing to conduct a survey which would identify those organizations in Alberta that have earned the respect of both the business community and consumers. Fort Edmonton Park is proud to announce it has ranked first among Edmonton attractions, fifth among tourism institutions in Alberta and is part of the top 25 most reputable businesses overall. The survey included …

Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and Fort Edmonton Park formalize relationship

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Thursday January 29, 2015 – Chiefs representing the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and Senior Representatives of Fort Edmonton Park gathered this morning to officially sign-off on a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation that marks the beginning of a new approach to the portrayal of First Nations people’s history in the Park. Mayor Don Iveson was in attendance to witness …

Christmas Pantomime

The History of the Pantomime

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The Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park is proud to present another vintage entertainment experience. The Christmas Pantomime is an all-time favourite family spectacle that dates back to the late 1800s. The Pantomime or “Panto” was initially developed in the United Kingdom as a Christmas tradition. It took its inspirations from a fusion of the Italian “Commedia dell’ Arte” or “comedy of …

Take a Spin on the New Chair-O-Planes Ride

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After three years of hard work, the Park is ready to unveil the Chair-O-Planes ride. This early 20th century thrill ride emulates the experience of open cockpit flying. An original Chair-O-Planes ride was donated to the Fort Edmonton Foundation. A brand new ride was then created through the leadership and hard work of over 41 volunteers including professional engineers, carpenters and …

Tim Hus Live at the Capitol Theatre

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Fort Edmonton Park is proud to present Tim Hus live at the Capitol Theatre. This very special live concert will kick off one of the Park’s biggest events of the year: Harvest Fair. Join us for some authentic Canadian cowboy music! Date: Friday, August 29 Time: 8:00 pm Location: Capitol Theatre, Fort Edmonton Park Price: $18.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door The …

Dr. Oz Captivates Local Audience

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Last Thursday evening, Dr. Mehmet Oz spoke at Rexall Place and captivated his audience from beginning to end. Dr. Oz talked about living the good life, the importance of building communities, connecting with one another and the power of shared spaces. The event was hosted by the Rotary Club in order to raise funds for the building of a new attraction at Fort …

Midway Fun House

O-Laff-O Fun House is Now Open

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Fort Edmonton Park is proud to introduce the latest addition to the 1920s Midway: the O-Laff-O Fun House. Crazy walk ways, distorting mirrors, turning barrels and slides are just some of the action you can experience in this 1920s style Fun House. O-Laff-O is part of the Midway expansion plan which incorporates historic elements and an introduction to the “carny” …

Connecting You to Edmonton’s Past

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With the rise of the smartphone and the coming of Google Glass, the seam between real life and a digital experience will begin to blur as the world becomes the web for browsing. This spring Fort Edmonton Park has partnered with Aurasma.com, to create an AR (Augmented Reality) experience across the city of Edmonton for the summer season. The AR …

Did You Know? – Fun Facts About Fort Edmonton Park

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Did you know that Fort Edmonton Park’s steam train uses exclusively recycled motor oil? Here’s 5 more things that you might not know about Canada’s largest living history museum… Did you know the Midway features games of skill, because games of chance would require a gaming license? Did you know that Fort Edmonton Park hosts 1500 – 2000 children from the …

One More Weekend!

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The picture says it all. The 2012 season is winding down but there’s still one more chance to come out and enjoy Fort Edmonton Park. This weekend promises to be a fun one as we say goodbye to another season. To celebrate the end of the 2012 season, we’re offering 20% off all merchandise (excluding ride tickets and passes) all …

New in 2012

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Excited for the 2012 season starting this weekend? We are too! Edward van Vliet, Public Interpretation Coordinator at Fort Edmonton Park, tells us about the people and programs for the 2012 season. Enjoy.

National Poetry Month: The Forty-Niner

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During the First World War, the soldiers of the 49th Battalion collected news, reports, jokes and, yes, poetry and distributed them among their members. The 49th Battalion left Edmonton on 29 May 1915 and returned on 22 March 1919. During that period, it fought with the 7th Brigade, 3rd Division of the Canadian Corp, through many of the major battles of the …

The Irishmen of Fort Edmonton

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Saturday, March 17, 2012 We hope you have your lucky shamrock with you this St. Patrick Day.  We wanted to highlight some of the folks with Irish roots in the Fort Edmonton community, so we hope you’re not too deep into your green beer for a little trivia.  These three gentlemen, each with their own quirks and hobbies all made …

1920s Midway & Exhibition Expansion is on the Horizon

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Fort Edmonton Park is now working on a vision for the expansion of the 1920s Midway and Exhibition. The main objective of the expansion is to add historical enhancements and a wider range of amusement choices, resulting in longer, more frequent guest visits. At the same time, consideration is being given to wet and cold weather cover, more permanent indoor …