— Let’s move history forward
Part museum, part gathering place, Fort Calgary is our neighbour to the east. It’s linked to East Village by the Fort Calgary Edges: five RCMP-red sentinels that stand in honour of key figures in the history of the city.
East Villagers appreciate the unique and rare combination of history and the 40 acres of open space that Fort Calgary offers in an otherwise urban area. The fort itself holds an exhibition of artifacts that tell the story of how the city of Calgary came to be on the once-treeless prairie. And the grounds can be explored any time of year.
In Fall 2020, Fort Calgary will break ground on their new museum project, a 12,750-sq.ft. building that will honour its historical past as both an RCMP outpost and an Indigenous gathering place.