Interactive exhibits bring the story of Calgary’s development to life
December 16th, 2017
Take in the stories of Calgary’s past, present, future. This is where the North West Mounted Police arrived in 1875 and built Fort Calgary, which became the foundation for the city of Calgary.
Long before Fort Calgary was built, people have been gathering at this place to share stories, create community, and build futures. When you come to Fort Calgary, you stand on the traditional territory of the peoples of Treaty 7, including Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai Nations of the Blackfoot Confederacy; the Tsuutina; and the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley Nations of the Stoney-Nakoda. This is also where the North West Mounted Police arrived in 1875 and built Fort Calgary, which became the foundation for the city of Calgary. In just under 150 years, Calgary grew from tiny outpost to a city where 1.25 million people now live. This place is significant. The confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers represent our story as a place to gather, meet and connect not only our history, but to our earth, each other, and ourselves. It is where the past meets the present. It is where we tell the stories of the people who have shaped us. Here, we take time to reflect on our past, understand our present, and create our future. We offer a museum, public education, school programs and special events. We also offer an outstanding dining, catering and event venue. Be a part of Calgary’s history.
Take in the stories of Calgary’s past, present, future. Enjoy a black & white movie or concert in our intimate Burnswest Theatre. Visit one of our signature events on Family Day, Canada Day, Heritage Day and more.
Join us for a tour, dinner theatre, or host your next event at Fort Calgary.
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