Fort Edmonton Park
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Fort Edmonton Park information
Lonely Planet review
Originally built by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1795, Fort Edmonton was moved several times before being finally dismantled in 1915. This newer riverside reconstruction began life in the 1960s and captures the fort at its 1846 apex. On site are very authentic mock-ups of Edmonton's city streets at three points of their historical trajectory: 1885, 1905 and 1920.
Come on a day devoid of school groups and you can almost imagine mildly inebriated emigrant Victorians prowling the unpaved streets on horseback. A vintage steam train links all the exhibits, and non-theatrical-costumed guides answer questions and add some flavor.