Fort George and Buckingham House - Historic Places Day

Fort George and Buckingham House

Alberta
Type
Museum/Gallery
Address
6015 Township Rd 565, Elk Point, St. Paul County No. 19, AB, Canada
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Hours
Temporarily closed.
Phone
780 724 2611

In the 1790’s two competing fur trading posts were built almost side by side high on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Established before Fort Edmonton and part of an intense continent-wide race for furs, these forts were on the very leading edge of the fur trade as it moved westward.
Today our modern interpretive centre tells the story of trappers, traders, and native women living in or trading with the forts. While the forts themselves are long gone, today you can stand where the forts once stood and imagine what life was like over 220 years ago.
We offer guided interpretive tours of both the interpretive centre and the archaeological sites. Tours take about 1 ½ hours and include a beautiful walk through our aspen parkland landscape. We have fully accessible washrooms, displays and a viewing platform in the interpretive centre with more limited access to the fort sites.

Amenities

  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Location

6015 Township Rd 565, Elk Point, St. Paul County No. 19, AB, Canada
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