Fort Edmonton Park
Step back in time and visit Fort Edmonton Park which has been part of our city for over forty years. Today this historical site is looking towards the future with an exciting enhancement project that will captivate the public with a $165 Million investment from all three levels of government and the Fort Edmonton Foundation.
One of these projects will be the expansion of the 1920’s-style midway and will reflect a typical 1920’s-style carnival including expanded rental venue space, Ferris wheel, maze and funhouse. Another project will be the Hotel Selkirk which will represent the era of rapid growth in Edmonton. This venue will attract conferences and weddings with a beautiful 250-person ballroom, a more open lounge area and additional room amenities.
Fort Edmonton Park is most famous for its demonstration of heritage skills including beading, boat building and fur-grading. Another fun activity is to ride the rails to 1905 and 1920 streets on our historic streetcars or catch a ride on a wagon in front of McDougall General Store. This quiet, scenic loop that goes past the pond and the Fort takes about 10 minutes.