Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police and First Nations Interpretive Centre

Learn Canadian frontier history at the recreated Fort Macleod Museum and Interpretative Center in Southern Alberta. Hear early tales of the Royal Mounted Police, discover the wild days of the 19th century whiskey trade, and watch a recreation of the famous Musical Ride during the summer months. This museum is perfect for children and adults hoping to learn more about the storied past of the Canadian Royal Mounted Police.

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3 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Entrance
    • Entry/Admission - The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police)
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Visit: The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police), 219 Jerry Potts Blvd, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0 Canada

    Founded in 1874 to extend government protection and influence into the wild Canadian frontier of the 19th century, Fort Macleod has grown into a thriving community with a treasured respect for the early settlers who paved the way for later generations. At the Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police and First Nations Interpretive Centre, you can learn more about this particular history and the role the early police force played in subduing many of the wild trading post and illegal trading networks that defined the early days of the western frontier. 

    Tickets to the museum are valid for the day of your arrival and the Museum is open from early May until late October every year. Upon entering the recreated fort, the self-guided exhibits can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to complete.

    Reading the stories of this world before cell phones and automobiles will transport you back in time to a wild age of bandits, outlaws, pioneers, fur traders and First Nations People. During the summer months of July and August, a special recreation of the Musical Ride takes place full of elaborate riding and synchronized movements on horseback to the sound of special arrangements.  

    If you love both history and music and want to visualize a particularly unique time in Canadian history for yourself, the Fort Museum of the North West Mounted Police and First Nations Interpretive Centre is the perfect place for you and your entire family.

  • Departure Point :
    The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police), 219 Jerry Potts Blvd, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0 Canada
    Departure Time :
    6/15/2020 - 9/14/2020
    Wednesday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Regular and consistent disinfecting procedures are in place and staff are practicing social distancing on site
    • Some outbuildings have been restricted due to social distancing measures
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Masks are highly recommended but not mandatory
    • Staff are screened each day for health concerns
    • Visitors may be asked to leave if showing signs of being ill
    • Access to livestock will be restricted this year
    • Musical ride can be cancelled due to poor weather
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Fort Macleod Historical Association

Activity ID: V-26781P1

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