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Fort Edmonton Park
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Fort Edmonton Park featuring a garden, signage and a house

One of Canada’s largest living history museums places you in four eras from centuries ago, including Edmonton’s fur trading and pioneering days.

Learn about the days of the beaver pelt trade and the pioneer years of some 100-150 years ago by traveling back in time at Fort Edmonton Park. See costumed historical interpreters reenact these eras that have shaped the Canadian city and experience how it was to be a local in those days. Take a steam train ride and bake bread in one of Canada’s largest living history museums.

Set on nearly 160 acres (65 hectares) of parkland along the North Saskatchewan River, the scenic park features original and rebuilt structures representing four of Edmonton’s historical periods from before 1930.

Enter the fort that in 1846 became the most important Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading post west of the Red River Settlement near Winnipeg. Find out how giant York boats were made, watch a fur press demonstration and play traditional pioneer games.

Experience Edmonton life in 1885 and visit the blacksmith and wheelwright to see tools from that period. Stop for a freshly baked snack at the old bakery or pump water to boil some tea. Hitch a ride from the livery stables.

1905 Street demonstrates Edmonton’s growth into a “modern” city. At Henderson Farm’s round barn you can imagine yourself visiting Edmonton between 1891 and 1914.

Explore the Ukrainian bookstore and try your hand at a round of golf at the Tom Thumb Miniature Golf Course.

There are a number of food vendors and picnic sites across the park and gift shops per historical period.

Fort Edmonton Park is south of the North Saskatchewan River, a 20-minute drive from downtown Edmonton by car, or 40 minutes if you take public transport. On special event weekends, a free park-and-ride shuttle service runs from the Neil Crawford Provincial Center downtown to the park. The outdoor facility is open daily through spring and summer, but only opens for special events in the colder months.

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Fantasyland Hotel
Fantasyland Hotel
3.5 out of 5
17700 87 Ave Nw, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $186 per night from May 4 to May 5
This family-friendly Edmonton hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of West Edmonton Mall, World Waterpark, and Galaxyland. ...
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Hotel Selkirk at Fort Edmonton Park
Hotel Selkirk at Fort Edmonton Park
3.5 out of 5
1920's Street, Edmonton, AB
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Located in Southwest Edmonton, this historic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Edmonton Park and John Janzen Nature Centre. Whitemud Equine Learning Centre ...
4.3/5Excellent! (36 reviews)
"Such a beautiful hidden gem. This is now my favourite place. Loved the atmosphere the rooms were modern yet vintage. Loved the no tv. Sadly they will not be open for the next two years. But when the renovations are done we will be there!!!!"

Reviewed on Sep. 3, 2018

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Linda's Inn
Linda's Inn
2.5 out of 5
7312 156 street, Edmonton, AB
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Located in West Edmonton, this guesthouse is within 3 mi (5 km) of Misericordia Community Hospital, West Edmonton Mall, and World Waterpark. John Janzen Nature ...
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Fantasyland Hotel
Fantasyland Hotel
3.5 out of 5
17700 87 Ave Nw, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $186 per night from May 4 to May 5
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Hotel Selkirk at Fort Edmonton Park
3.5 out of 5
1920's Street, Edmonton, AB
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2.5 out of 5
7312 156 street, Edmonton, AB
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Edmonton, AB
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Edmonton - Mall Area, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
18520 100 Avenue Northwest, Building 2, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $99 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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The price is CA $178 per night from May 17 to May 18
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