Our Uniformed Finest Weekend

Every year Fort Edmonton Park pays homage to those individuals who dedicate themselves to the protection and service of others. These citizens have been instrumental in the development of our community and in the preservation of our safety, security and quality of life.

This August 26th and 27th, Fort Edmonton presents “Our Uniformed Finest” weekend. Special programming celebrating public service heroes of the past will take place throughout the Park.

Get 20% off individual or family passes with valid public service ID

To honour those who currently work in the public service sector, we’ll be offering 20% off individual or family passes for Our Uniformed Finest Weekend when a valid ID is shown indicating they work in the public service. Valid IDs can be shown at time of purchase to get this special offer.

Note: One person can purchase either 1 individual pass or 1 family pass. This offer is not valid when buying for a group of individuals.

1846 Fort

The Sash
Married Men’s Quarters
11:30 AM – 1 hour program
Sit and chat while you try your hand at finger-weaving your own ceinture-fléchée! This rare and beautiful art has links back to French Canada but here symbolizes the mighty Métis Nation.

1885 Street

Redcoat Raid: The Arrest of Nellie Webb
1:00 PM – 1 hour program
Watch Nellie get arrested, then talk with her and the mountie

Law & Order: NWT
NWMP Outpost
2:00 PM – 30 minute program
Watch Nellie’s trial, then get tried for your own crimes!

1905 Street

Boer War Rally
Outside the Firehall
1:30 PM – 1 hour program
Show your Imperial Patriotism! Rally, support, and share your concern for the British Empire troops fighting the Boer War.

Constable for a Day
In front of the Penny Arcade
11:30 AM & 2:30 PM – 15 minute program
Team up with Annie Jackson, Edmonton’s first female police officer, to help her clean up the streets and reset the moral compasses of unsavoury folks.

1920 Street

Over the Top!
Blatchford Hangar Field
11:00 AM – 20 minute program
Experience the tactics used by the Canadian Military during the Great War.

He’s a Flying Ace
In front of the Capitol Theatre
1:00 PM – 30 minute program
Learn about the harrowing flight that led to the demise of the Red Baron!

Airplane Pilots in the Great War
Blatchford Field
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Stop and chat with distinguished Canadian historian Rod McLeod, who will be on hand to talk about airplane pilots in WW1 and to show a few artifacts from the Alberta Aviation Museum.

The 49th Battalion
Blatchford Field
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Come see the display from the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum and learn what WW1 was like for Edmonton’s soldiers and the 49t h Battalion.

Blue Birds
Outside Bill’s Confectionary
3:00 PM – 15 minute program
Rally behind a nursing sister as she recounts her tasks in the war, and dissuades you of any romantic notions of love and life overseas

Johnny J. Jones Midway

Race Against Death
11:30 AM – 30 minute program
Do you have the courage to step into the shoes of heroic pilot Wop May? Relive his daring rescue flight to Little Red River in this thrilling race.

Barnstormer Tales
1:30 PM – 30 minute program
Learn the stories of the planes and pilots that are depicted on the Chair-O-Planes Ride, and come hear the
Barnstormer Tales!

Under the Big Top
Blue and White Tent
12:30 PM & 3:00 PM – 30 minute program
Step right up and come on in! Don’t miss out on the Midway’s famous variety show. Catch it every Saturday and Sunday in the Blue and White Tent!

Guided Tours

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM
HBC Courtyard Flagpole
1:00 PM – 2 hour tour
Accompany our knowledgeable tour guide on a fascinating and informative two-hour walking tour of Fort Edmonton Park as they share stories and tales from Edmonton’s rich past.