Fort Calgary: Calgary’s Authentic History

Fort Calgary: Calgary’s Authentic History

Visit Fort Calgary Historic Site is the second part of one of our trips on the companion program, the first part is a trip to Canada Olympic Park. Read more about the first half of the tour here.

Fort Calgary is known as the birthplace of Calgary where the North West Mounted Police (now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police) built a fort in 1875. Known as Mohkinsstis in Blackfoot, Fort Calgary works to honour our Indigenous ancestors here on Treaty 7 land through cross-cultural sharing.

As part of the companion program, you will experience the colourful stories that paint Calgary’s past at the Interpretive Centre which contains the original Canadian Pacific Railway station from 1883, the NWMP barracks from 1888, and the Calgary Herald newspaper composing room from 1932. Learn about the Treaty 7 land that Calgary was built upon. As part of the tour you will get to try on an authentic RCMP uniform and feel like a real member of the “Red Serge” or if getting into trouble is more your thing spend some time in a replica jail. Wind things down with a scenic stroll around the Riverwalk which follows the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers.

Learn more about the Companion Program and Fort Calgary!


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