Fort Calgary Historic Park

#13 in Best Things To Do in Calgary
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750 9th Avenue Southeast

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Museums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.3

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  • 3.5Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

This 40-acre National Historic Site encloses the remains of the original mounted police stronghold, which until the 1970s, were buried under the expanding city. Today, you can explore the fort's remains and, with the help of recently uncovered artifacts, learn what life was like for these western Mounties.

While some visitors said they very much enjoyed their time here, others write this attraction off as kind of boring. However, history aficionados will especially enjoy it, according to recent visitors.

Fort Calgary sits just a few blocks east of downtown and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs CA$12 (around $9) for adults, CA$7 (about $5) for children ages 7 to 17 and CA$5 (approximately $3.75) for kids ages 3 to 6. The City Hall CTrain station is located three blocks west of the fort. Visit the official website for more information.

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Heralded as one of Canada's finest, the Glenbow Museum caters to history buffs and art lovers alike. Exhibits here focus mainly on the culture of Western Canada, featuring everything from interactive displays on the First Nations tribes to an extensive collection of military memorabilia. However, there are also displays of European Art, Asian sculpture and even West African artifacts, plus plenty of hands-on activities to keep children entertained.

Recent visitors praised the museum's fascinating exhibits, treatment of history and its interactive arts and crafts opportunities.

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