Visit Fort Edmonton Park for a family event that captures the imagination of both children and adults. You can explore this historic area on foot, by horse or wagon—trade-in its operating businesses.
Ride a streetcar just like those that provided transportation in the region from 1905 to 1920 to whisk yourself away back in time with the Edmonton Radial Railway Society’s help. Ride a pony or an old fashioned wagon. The wagon ride lasts about 10 minutes and begins in front of McDougall General Store then takes the scenic loop past the pond. All ages and heights may ride the wagon. The pony rides require that the rider be at least 48 inches in height and sit up unassisted.
The Park also provides learning opportunities like demonstrations of heritage skills, including fur-grading, beading, and boat building. You can learn the Cree syllabics and visit the Tipis. Children will also find numerous games and activities from which to choose.
Enjoy live theatre events at the reconstructed Capitol Theatre building. The new building, constructed in 2011, creates the original, which was built in 1929. The establishment also screens the 4D short film “Northern Light.”
Fort Edmonton Park also provides ample green space for you to enjoy a picnic with your family or friends. You needn’t worry if you forget to pack the salt or some other small item because the McDougall General Store is a real, operating grocery. You can pick up small items there or purchase something to eat and drink.
You probably won’t want to leave with so much to do and see at Fort Edmonton Park. You do not have to since the historic Hotel Selkirk also remains an actual operating business. You can rent three different sizes of rooms at the hotel — Heritage, Heritage Deluxe, and Selkirk Suite. The hotel has a restaurant within it.
Fort Edmonton Park provides a fun getaway for the whole family. Enjoy learning activities, horse and wagon rides, dine outside or in the hotel restaurant, and stay at its quaint hotel. Visit Fort Edmonton Park today.