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The heart of Calgary is red ...

the scarlet red of the North West Mounted Police tunic. When the NWMP built their fort at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers in 1875, they laid the foundations for the city we enjoy today.

Dawn the red coat and witness the arrival of the first train. Travel through time and see Calgary grow as you walk down Main Street. See a movie at the Palace Theatre and take a virtual scenic streetcar tour. Get behind the wheel of our 1928 Ford.

Our General Store is a great place to shop for the holidays, birthdays or pick up a little something just for you. 

Guests of Fort Calgary are invited to learn and explore in our museum at their own pace. Our location and exhibits combine to tell the story of the arrival of the Northwest Mounted Police, the building of Fort Calgary and the development of Calgary as a community.

Join us for family friendly events on Family Day, July 1 Canada Day celebrations and Heritage Day in August.

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  • 1.5 hr viewing time
  • 100% Non-smoking
  • 15 minimum group
  • AMEX
  • Coach parking
  • Compost
  • Debit Card/Interac
  • Family friendly
  • Group booking
  • Grow own produce
  • Guided tours
  • Internet - High Speed - Meeting Facilities
  • MC
  • Meeting rooms
  • Recycle
  • Visa
  • Wetland
  • Wheelchair access


Calgary Stampede

Head North on Macleod Trail to 9th Ave SE.  Head east to the Fort.

Calgary International Airport

Highway 2 south to 17th West exit.  Follow 9th Ave SE to the Fort.

Heritage Park

Take Heritage Dr West to Macleod Trail.  Head north to 9th Ave SE.  Follow 9th Ave SE to the Fort.


The Deane House at Fort Calgary offers fantastic casual Canadian Cuisine in Captain Deane's historic home at Fort Calgary. Open year round: Tuesday to Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Open in the evening for private bookings.

Please call 403-269-7747 for reservations.

Family Style

Kids Menu


Snack Bar

Themed Restaurant


  • Child & Youth Friendly Calgary


Tour prices available for groups larger than 10. Please call to make a tour reservations.


Corporate Events

Group Discounts

Guided Tours

On Site Motor Coach Parking

Reservations Required

Number of children for group: 10

chaperones for a Group: 1

Number of Adults for group: 10

Number of Seniours for group: 10

chaperones for a Group:


Fort Calgary Education Programs

Our fun, interactive, facilitator-led programs encourage inquiry-based learning and critical thinking about history. All hands-on programs presented at Fort Calgary's Interpretive Museum and Learning Centre and are linked directly to the Alberta Learning curriculum.

Program Offerings:
Fort Calgary offers 10 regular education programs, one self-guided program and one co-program with Cantos Music Foundation. We also have two different resource kits for teachers to rent on a bi-weekly basis. For the homeschool student, Fort Calgary hosts Homeschool Days throughout the year. In addition to these education programs which operate during the school year, every summer Fort Calgary runs half and full day summer camps. For more information on our award-winning education programs or the 2010 summer camps, visit . We also have great links for teachers and kids/students!

Classroom Materials

Cloak Room

Guided Tours

In-house Classroom

Lunch Room

Study Guides

Teachers Kits


In the market for something different? Come see what’s in the Fort Calgary Gift Shop. If you’re looking for a unique gift item or vintage treat, our shop carries a wide variety of locally crafted and Canadian made items.

Hand-made jewelry, vintage toys, Mountie collectibles and old fashioned sweets are items that make the perfect present for someone else or a great treat for yourself. For the history buff or teacher, we offer a special selection of historical and contemporary Canadian books for adults and children alike.  Fort Calgary’s Gift shop also offers custom gift baskets for every occasion.

Bike Trails

Bring your own Picnic

Change Stations

Free Parking

Gift Shop

Guided Tours

Liquor Licence

Picnic Area

Restaurant Family Style


Snack Bar

Taxi Service

Vegetarian Foods

Wheelchair Accessible

Meeting Rooms

Room NameAreaLengthWidthCapacity
sq ftsq mftmftmTheatreBanquetClssrmRecpt
Burnswest Theatre 1763163.79 4112.5 4313.11 140
Interpretive Centre 200
James O. Wilson Gallery 77772.19 3711.28 216.4 60 48 22 60
McIllree Room 1280118.92 4012.19 329.75 80 72 36 80
Officers' Mess 2880267.56 9027.43 329.75 180 168 80 200
Sanders Room 1600148.64 5015.24 329.75 100 72 40 120
Sir Denny Room 67262.43 247.32 288.53 32 20

Hours & Admission


  • Year round, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Closed Jan. 1, Good Friday, Dec. 24-26, Dec. 31.


Adults $12. Youth (7-17) $7. Children (3-6) $5. Students/Seniors (65+) $11. Children 2 and under free. Sunday Brunch: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Adults $30 includes museum admission; Children (5-12) $17 includes museum admission.

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