Step back in time at Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum. Founded in 1974, the park contains numerous original and replica buildings, as well as reconstructed street scenes depicting events from the fur trading days and the pioneer era. Interact with costumed actors, ride a vintage steam train, and visit the period buildings to experience the evolution of Edmonton through its early history. Plan my day in Edmonton using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Klarna Trips.
Fort Edmonton Park reviews
This is one of my favorite places to visit. The park has been upgraded since COVID. I love having sunday brunch at the Selkirk hotel during the summer. The actors/workers in the park are very...
This is one of my favorite places to visit. The park has been upgraded since COVID. I love having sunday brunch at the Selkirk hotel during the summer. The actors/workers in the park are very... more »
I read some reviews that made me skeptical of this place. But honestly, how do you beat this? The new indigenous center is incredible! This whole place is like a world of museums and historical sites.... more
I read some reviews that made me skeptical of this place. But honestly, how do you beat this? The new indigenous center is incredible! This whole place is like a world of museums and historical sites.... more »
This is my second time to Fort Edmonton Park, and first time post rejuvenation. Was a nice way to spend the day. Our 2.5 year old enjoyed the experience and the steam train.
This is my second time to Fort Edmonton Park, and first time post rejuvenation. Was a nice way to spend the day. Our 2.5 year old enjoyed the experience and the steam train. more »
Give yourself at least thee full day to visit there is so much to see, and do. Food and drink options are spread throughout the grounds as well as washrooms. There are actors in period costumes in different buildings ready to give you information which was like having a living history lesson. The indigenous peoples experience was incredible. The amount of information was immense and the visual presentation that surrounds you as you make your way through had me stopping in my tracks to take it all in.
PROS: * A very nice way of showing and preserving a piece of history. * Exhibits are very well done. * Staff is dressed according to the theme in the buildings and are very knowledgeable explaining every item on display and their historic significance. CONS: *None Overall Impression: I would highly recommend a visit during the week when not busy. Take your time
What an amazing experience! Been here many times over the years and have never run out of stuff to explore! From the newer indigenous experience and revamped midway to the train and fort there's much to learn, taste, enjoy and explore! Would recommend to anyone who is visiting or those residents who haven't yet had the chance. 😄
I LOVE historical places like these. Although most of the parts are still closed down because we went there after they reopened after years of construction (i think), i still very much enjoyed our experience. The only time i went here before was when I get free tickets to see a Murdoch Mysteries related event. All the staff are in character and wearing the appropriate clothing and when you ask them questions they are very knowledgeable about the topic or the station they are in. Love the little restaurants/snack bars they have. Very vintage and the food is tasty. Money was definitely worth it. Would go back again once everything is all opened. The carnival section has most of its parts still closed. Great place to bring family/kids or for dates because it will take you almost the whole day to tour around the whole place and there’s always something to see.
Great place to visit! Highly recommend! Kids and teenagers were really interested. The park is well made and people working there are really friendly. You can spend the whole day for sure! If you plan to go for less than a full day, you might be disappointed as you won’t have enough time to see everything.
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