For 50 years the Fort Edmonton Foundation has raised funds, with community support, to bring buildings and memories to Fort Edmonton Park. 

The enhancement of Fort Edmonton Park is underway with four major projects. The call for community support and funding is necessary to see the projects come to completion. Progress in both construction and planning is in progress for the new Front Entrance and Admissions Plaza, the 1920's Midway, the expansion to the Hotel Selkirk with The Albion and Windsor Blocks, and with the jewel of the expansion—The Indigenous People's Experience.

 

The support of citizens contributing to the Fort Edmonton Foundation and to Fort Edmonton Park is recognized as a major contribution to our future; as it has to our history. The capital enhancement project will take this wonderful living history museum into a next level world-class destination. It is here where stories will be shared. 

 

With your help, the Fort Edmonton Foundation is raising funds to support these projects and to benefit the accurate portrayal of Edmonton's history. Everyone has a memory to share and a story to tell. Please make your donation and support future generations to experience living history first-hand. 

 

There are more stories to tell.

Your donation lives on.

The front entry guest services and admissions area provides for the opportunity to become more efficient and welcoming by creating a new entry with associated guest services, admissions and gift shop area adjacent to the current front entry. 

 

This will allow the Train Station, which is the current entry, to take on its original role representing the importance of railways in Alberta’s history.

The goal of the Midway and Exhibition is to allow visitors to experience the excitement of a real 1920s-style midway. The Midway expansion will include rides, entertainment and food from the era. New attractions include a side show alley, maze, a refurbished fun house, a revue theatre, and a new Ferris wheel. 

The hotel expansion will create a beautiful façade between the existing Hotel Selkirk and Capitol Theatre. The new buildings will be reminiscent of the Historic Windsor Block and Albion Block. These stunning buildings will house 22 guest rooms and allow for larger group and family stays. The facility will also have a ballroom that will accommodate up to 250 guests.

This signature exhibit will create the opportunity to share First Nations and Métis stories with respect and accuracy in a fun, educational and engaging way, through multimedia shows, personal storytelling, and hands on opportunities. Collaborative planning work is underway through agreements with the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations and the Métis Nation of Alberta. The goal of this addition to Fort Edmonton Park is to offer a more complete picture of the role of Indigenous People in the development of the region. It is envisioned that this exhibit would be programmed year round for public, tourism and educational opportunities.

The funding for this project is a lofty goal but with it we will create the first exhibit of its kind in North America, recognizing the contribution of our indigenous people to the Edmonton area, Alberta and Canada.

News Release - Ground breaking

Fort Edmonton Park exists because of a series of Master Plans spanning the past 50 years.

 

In 2010 the latest Master Plan was approved by Edmonton City Council. This plan provides clear direction regarding future capital development, animation and related activities. Click to read the full 2010 Master Plan Update

Fort Edmonton Park exists because of a series of Master Plans spanning the past 50 years.

 

In 2010 the latest Master Plan was approved by Edmonton City Council. This plan provides clear direction regarding future capital development, animation and related activities. Click to read the full 2010 Master Plan Update