Wagon Incident – Update August 16, 2018

August 16, 2018 An incident involving one of our horse wagons occurred August 15, 2018, at around 11:45 a.m. Six people were injured and taken to hospital. Our understanding is that two were admitted, one in serious and one in stable condition and that both are now in stable condition. Our support and concern for the well-being of all involved …

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Nathaniel’s Story

  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 …

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How to See Fort Edmonton Park

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 …

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Joseph’s Folly

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 …

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Fort Edmonton Park Launches New Strategic Direction

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 …

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Fort Edmonton Park – Recreation Facility Crew Leader

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 …

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Blue Collar Cat Program

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 …

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Fort Edmonton Park Releases Enhancement Project Operations Optimization Plan

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 …

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Hockey Night on Christmas

A special holiday blog from volunteer Kate Ziebinski. Photos courtesy of the Provincial Archives of Alberta. We are in the midst of another busy Christmas and Holiday season here in snow-covered Edmonton. Busybodies are finishing (or starting) their Christmas shopping, frantically running from store to store trying to locate that one impossible-to-find gift that Santa had promised would be under the …

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Update on Expansion

Fort Edmonton Park is located along the North Saskatchewan river valley in Edmonton and provides guests the opportunity to experience life in the region in earlier times. Fort Edmonton Park is expanding and improving the historical and cultural accuracy of its buildings, programming and exhibits as well as improving the visitor experience. Major projects within this expansion include: Expansion of …

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Proud Recipients of the Robert R. Janes Award

Fort Edmonton Park is thrilled to be the 2017 recipient of the Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility. It is an incredible honour and we want to thank the Alberta Museums Association as well as recognize our partners, the Métis Nation of Alberta and Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations. The Selection Committee identified our commitment to embracing the …

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Volunteer Profile: The Banu Family

Ronin and Silas Banu are having a pretty special summer: between teething on raw potatoes and learning to walk in the Fort Courtyard, these twin one-year-old volunteers are having adventures that other modern toddlers won’t have. Interestingly, historic children probably wouldn’t either! “Twins were very uncommon in the fur-trade,” says their Mom, Laura, “It was just as likely that a …

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Have you visited the Motordrome, current home to the Park’s restored 1920 Harley-Davidson?

Harley-Davidson Company dates back to 1903, and grew to be one of the leading producers of American motorcycles alongside competing brands like Indian and Excelsior. Motorcycles, like this 1920 Harley Model 20F, appeared on the automotive scene in Edmonton, likely after the arrival of Edmonton’s very first motorcar in 1904. Side History of the Sidecar: When it came to that moment one had …

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HISTORY WELL TOLD: Alice Harkness – by Tom Long

I will always remember Alice Harkness. Granted, not as well as some of the costumed interpreters who preceded me or even as well as some of the many long-time visitors who took comfort around Alice’s campfire and fed themselves with her unparalleled fried bannock. I only worked with Alice briefly and towards the end of her long career. Alice was hired at …

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Communities Knit Together

By Keltie MacKenzie The grey room was warmly aglow with the latest personal updates and the rhythmic clack of knitting needles. Likely, a scene like this has been experienced countless times before; it almost sounds like the setting for the next feel-good film to hit the screen. The characters in the room boast a bevy of remarkable personalities, including the …

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