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Fort Calgary

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When you visit Fort Calgary, you stand on the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of Treaty 7, including the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai; the Tsuut’ina; and the Bearspaw, Chiniki and Wesley Nations of the Stoney-Nakoda. This...more
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750 9th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M5, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

On a visit to Flame's shop, I saw the sign for Fort Calgary and thought I would give the attraction ago for 1-2 hours. $12 entrance, which in my view is not awful for such an attraction. Staff really friendly and helpful. Visited Tuesday 11th...More

Thank NomadForest78
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a bit of a walk to get to this Fort from our downtown hotel but well worth it (though there may be a bus available.) They have interesting, fun exhibits including one where people can take photos of themselves in a Canadian Mountie...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very much enjoyed our visit to Fort Calgary, lots of exhibits and information about early life in Calgary. The lady on the front desk, Ruth, was really friendly and helpful. Thanks

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is well worth seeing, it showed how the fort was first constructed in the 19th Century and the hardships they endured. It give an insight to what life was like there for the first settlers, primarily it was for the North West Mounted Police,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here as we were early to arrive in Calgary and needed to fill in time. An interesting history but could do with a cafe. There were several people asked if there was a cafe while we were there.

Thank Les B
FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for visiting Fort Calgary as part of your time in Calgary. Thank you for your note about the cafe. We love that idea and we will consider it as we prepare for our renovation. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to go here by the hotel and it was an interesting place to visit. Told history of Calgary and lots of exhibits of how it looked years ago.

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

you can get dressed up as a mountie. Hands on for children. Alot of history can be learnt here. Staff are friendly and informative. small gift shop on site

Thank Salliefletcher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to visit if its only for the History - its does make you think about the past and the way people where treated. Its an excellent place with plenty of interaction - a must place to see.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Had a great time reminising in my mind of days gone past. Great selection of artifacts from the 30's on up. Stayed and wandered around for hours. Oh, for the good old days when things were simple.

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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for visiting Fort Calgary. We're happy that your experience with us had you reminiscing about the past. Hope you can join us again soon!

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We saw the good rating on TripAdvisor and decided to check it out during our short stay in Calgary. It was a great way to learn about Canadian history - we knew so little before this visit.

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FortCalgary, Public Relations Manager at Fort Calgary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi there! Tanks for visiting Fort Calgary. We're glad that you had a good time learning about our history.

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Bob W
5 July 2018|
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Response from Bob W | Reviewed this property |
If it's a work in progress and there are disruptions for weddings, why not inform the visitors before we pay? Check out Fort Langley in greater Vancouver and you'll tour a actual fort.
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Lisa S
18 June 2016|
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Response from Jackie W | Reviewed this property |
There was a lovely young man who wasn't a "real Mountie" was very happy to get photographs with the public. You should go to the Calgary Stampede and watch an event the RCMP perform. They are all in full uniform and are very... More
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Lisa S
18 June 2016|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
The red serge is a ceremonial uniform and so we only see the Mounties dressed this way on special occasions. Fort Calgary is an historic site and interpretive museum with no resident serving Mounties.
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