Fort Edmonton

Fort Edmonton was the name of a series of the trading posts of the Hudson's Bay Company from the year 1795 to 1891. This park is located in the Central Alberta, Canada. The park is the end point of the Carlton trail which is the main land route for the Metis Freighters between the Red River Colony and the West and the important stop for the York Factory Express route. In the year 2007, the Edmonton city was designated as the Cultural Capital of Canada.

The gallery remains open on the following time:
Monday- Friday ----- 10.30 am to 5 pm (Thursdays 4-8 pm for pay- what- you- may” admission)
Saturday and Sunday----- 11 am to 5pm. The park has the following admission and entry procedures:
Members: Free
Adults: $10
Seniors or Students: $7
Children 6 to 12 yrs: $5
Children 5years and under: free
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children): $20

The Park also offers Annual Pass facilities which include the unlimited regular admission and also the admission on some special occasion to its visitors. There are three types of passes available in the Park n those are: Annual Passes, Companion passes and the multi facility passes for the child, youths, adults and families. The Annual passes permit the owner to bring guests at an equal or a lesser value. The Multi- facility passes allows the owner to get admission to the Park, the Muttart Conservatory, Valley Zoo and the John Janzen Nature Centre. You can purchase the passes from any city of Edmonton.

There are some extra benefits which are being offered to the owners of the passes. Those are:

  • A special accommodation at Hotel Selkirk for the Annual Pass holders
  • You will get a discount of 15% on most purchases in the retail outlets of the park.
  • You will be entitled to purchase advance tickets for the special attraction like the Halloween and Christmas.
  • If you are an annual pass holder, you will get a 25% offer on the admission.

The Park is considered as a heritage one for its long history and its tradition. You will find the many things of distant past standing straight like a monument in Edmonton Park. Just take a ride of the “Steam train”, “play pioneer games”, the “baking of bread in the oldest fashioned way” and the “Shop till you drop”- these are all waiting for you there in the Edmonton Park. You can enjoy the Wagon Towers in the Park. This is a view of the park on a Wagon Wheel.
The park remains open on Sundays, Sept 13,20, 27 from 10am to 6 pm. The Wagon tower will remain open on Monday to Saturdays, Sept 14 to19 from 11am to 3 pm.

Do you have a car and you are getting tensed for the parking? The Park has also the facilities to park and the wheelchair for the aged person and the patients. There are:

  • The most ground level buildings have ramp for the convenience of walking.
  • You can have horse drawn Wagon which you have to book.
There are accessible washrooms at : The Columbia House, Gyro Park, Masonic hall, Reed's Tea room, Bill's Confectionery and the freight shed.

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