Visit the spot where Calgary was born at Fort Calgary, and explore the city’s formative years from 1875 to 1914.
A wooden fort was built here by the North West Mounted Police in 1875. Today, the legacy of those times is re-created with interactive exhibits, replica barracks, guided tours and interpretive center.
Dine in the former home of a Canadian Mountie, try on an authentic Mountie uniform and explore the fort’s extensive riverside grounds surrounding the meeting point of the Elbow and Bow rivers.
Fort Calgary takes up 16 hectares (40 acres) on the eastern stretch of central Calgary. It’s around a 15-minute walk from downtown.