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The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police)

219 Jerry Potts Blvd, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
+1 403-553-4703
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219 Jerry Potts Blvd, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
+1 403-553-4703
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in early may during the week. We were the first through the door. Displays go into a lot of detail on the history of the rcmp and the fort. Could have spent a lot longer there.

Thank Mat L
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Off season this site is closed Sunday and Monday, so worth checking before you go since we actually arrived Monday and stayed overnight to go on Tuesday. The site has a good interpretive section before you went into the various buildings of the fort. Having...More

Thank Jenny V
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a seasonal attraction so closes at the end of September. Tells the story of the founding of Fort Macloed in the late 1800's as a base for the North West Mounted Police who came to the area to keep peace as the western...More

Thank Poppina26
Reviewed 13 October 2016

After having read the book "Firewater", visited "Head Smashed" buffalo museum outside the Fort, studied quite a bit of the Blackfoot nation history and the political development on both sides of the boarder between Canada and the USA, I finally understood what the museum tried...More

1  Thank Holmestrand_yvind_K
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We didn't have long to spend here but was impressed that the fort has been preserved. It is small and easily accessible. We didn't see the Musical Ride, but it would have been fun. An informative glimpse into the history of the present-day RCMP. The...More

Thank JeanYHZ
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The fort museum was excellent value for money and the mounted horse displays should suit all. The demonstrations and visuals were informative yet not preachy. The town also has the oldest cinema in Alberta were we watched a good film for $19 in total for...More

Thank cameron m
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very informative of how and why the N. W. Mounted Police came into being, their long march West, why they came West and how they became the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Musical Parade with 8 horses with riders dressed as Mounties was very good....More

1  Thank Don C
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We came across the Fort on our road trip and decided to have a quick look. We ended up staying for a couple of hours because it was a such great family experience. The Fort was not too big and a very manageable museum experience...More

1  Thank fromthenorth2015
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I took my little granddaughter to the museum . She's 6 yrs old . The scavenger hunt really helped her understand the history in a fun and interactive way . We then did the Groom a Horse program . She helped groom the horse ,...More

1  Thank Synchrored
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The Fort Museum is a NWMP outpost located in the town of Fort Macleod, Alberta. It teaches about the life of a Mounty in the NWT during the 19th and 20th centuries and their interactions with the surrounding First Nations, White settlers and free traders....More

1  Thank Maplemade
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