Spring Season Field Trip FAQs

Have questions? We have answers!   

Self-Guided Field Trips are now available for purchase. Self-Guided Field Trips run during our General Admission season following the May Long Weekend on Wednesday-Friday and include General Admission to Fort Edmonton Park. The General Admission Season officially opens on May 21st, 2022 and is open Wednesday-Sunday weekly. 

For more information on Self-Guided Field Trips, visit here

We are excited to welcome back Day Camps this Summer. Check back in early spring for more information including registration dates. 

 

If you need to cancel your program, please contact info@fortedmontonpark.ca

Please do not attend the program if there is illness or suspected illness in your group. Our team will work with your group to accommodate either a refund or reschedule of your program due to illness or isolating from COVID-19. 

Bookings are closed two weeks in advance of the day of occurrence. We recommend to book early to avoid disappointment for the day and program you desire. 

Payment is due upon booking of the program.

Your Interpreter for the program will be reaching out to you within 72 hours of the program occurring to confirm details.

Your Interpreter will be contacting you prior to your visit to arrange the meeting place for your group.

If you have not heard from your Interpreter 24 hours prior to the program, please contact Natalie Zacharewski, Education Coordinator at natalie.zacharewski@edmonton.ca.

Programs run rain or shine, please dress for the weather!

The maximum group amount is 30 students, teachers and adults are additional to this number. 

All school groups require adult supervision during their in-person field trip.

Recommended Chaperones:

  • Grades K-6 recommended 1 chaperone per 5 students
  • Grades 7-12 recommended 1 chaperone per 10 students
  • Teachers and chaperones within the recommended chaperone ratios listed above are admitted free. Teachers and chaperones are responsible for the behavior of their group and are required to always supervise and stay with students during their visit to Fort Edmonton Park.

Each field trip is unique! Your Interpreter will be contacting you prior to your visit to arrange the meeting place for your group. If you have not heard from your Interpreter 24 hours prior to the program, please contact Natalie Zacharewski, Education Coordinator at natalie.zacharewski@edmonton.ca

Wear comfortable clothes with layers as it can get chilly any time of year at Fort Edmonton Park. We recommend closed toed shoes as well.

Dress for the weather! Please bring extra layers, a water bottle, snacks and/or lunch (depending on program time) and an excitement to learn and explore! 

Please let us know in advance if your group has any students with any of the following:

  • Learning disabilities
  • Physical disabilities
  • Medical conditions (including any allergies)
  • Behavioural issues  

This information will help us in making your program the best it can be for all of your learners.

  • We encourage students to raise their hands when wanting to join the discussion.
  • Running is not permitted.
  • The artifacts on display are for viewing only. The interpreter will grant permission if certain artifacts can be touched.  
  • Please respect boundaries such as ropes, fences and signs to protect sensitive areas and to keep the students safe. 

 

Teachers and other adult guardians are responsible for student discipline.

Bus parking is available for drop-off and pick up only, and will depend on the time of year and time of day your program is scheduled for. When they contact you, your Interpreter will confirm the time and location your bus can pick up your group.

No food and drink options are available onsite at this time. 

At this time, only lunch spaces will be made available for classes attending Fort Edmonton Park for the entire day (eg. a program in the morning, a program in the afternoon). Lunch spaces will not be available for half-day programs. 

We recommend arriving at Fort Edmonton Park 15 minutes prior to your program time. For detailed arrival times and details, your Interpreter will be contacting you prior to your visit.

If you have not heard from your Interpreter 24 hours prior to the program, please contact Natalie Zacharewski, Education Coordinator at natalie.zacharewski@edmonton.ca.

  • The provincial mask mandate has been lifted, and masks are no longer required during your visit. The City of Edmonton and Fort Edmonton Park encourage guests to wear masks and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Park!

We adhere to the City of Edmonton Facilities, Recreation and Attractions Restriction Exemption Program. Please visit this link for more information.

Please contact info@fortedmontonpark.ca.

Contact

For assistance, please contact Natalie Zacharewski, Education Coordinator at natalie.zacharewski@edmonton.ca.