There are many ways to contribute to Fort Edmonton Park!
Whether you are looking to donate items, your time, or even your hard earned money, all gestures are very much appreciated.
You can support the Fort Edmonton Foundation’s vision of creating and promoting an internationally acclaimed living history experience with your financial contributions. All donations can be made via CanadaHelps.
Fort Edmonton Park benefits from all types of generous donations. Artifacts, costume pieces, craft supplies, and other non-heritage items can be donated using the following guidelines:
The historical artifact collection at Fort Edmonton Park is part of the City of Edmonton Heritage Collection managed by the City of Edmonton Artifact Centre. The artifacts in the buildings at Fort Edmonton Park are furnished to represent Edmonton from 1846 – 1929.
If you are interested in making a donation to the collection, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311. It is helpful to attach a photograph of the item(s) in your email.
We are currently not accepting:
- Pianos, Player Pianos, Organs
- Phonographs, Radios
Non-Artifact items such as costume pieces or craft supplies can be donated directly to Fort Edmonton Park. These items will be used in public programs and other activities.
We are currently seeking the following items:
- Life jackets – Child and adult sizes
- Beads – Seed, glass, plastic, etc.
- Yarn – 100% wool preferred
- Canvas – Cotton duck
- Hand-held wool carders
- Kerosene lamps – in working order
- Cookie sheets
- Monocolour or point blankets – Wool blankets of HBC, Pendleton, or other
We are unable to accept:
- Items in disrepair
- Fur coats
- Clothing made from polyester or modern synthetic fabrics (many Klondike Days outfits for example)
Tax receipts generally are not issued for in-kind donations, however they may be issued if accompanied by an appraisal at the donor’s expense.
Our volunteers play a big role in the delivery of the Fort Edmonton Park experience and we are always looking for individuals to donate their time for a variety of activities including:
- Bringing historic characters to life
- Cultivating heritage gardens
- Sharing heritage skills and trades like blacksmithing, sewing, carpentry, automobile maintenance, boat-building, musical performance, baking and more
- Supporting and enjoying live theatre by creating costumes and building exhibits
- Enriching special events, including Halloween’s Spooktacular and Christmas Reflections
Fort Edmonton Park donates passes and tickets through the City of Edmonton’s Community Support Program.
As a non-profit organization, Fort Edmonton Park is open to discuss exchanges of passes and goods with other charities and non-profit organizations. Discount admissions and promotional passes are also available for such organizations to distribute to their volunteers or through promotional contesting.