After visiting Fort Edmonton Park on many occasions, we wanted to spend a night at the Hotel Selkirk. We stayed on a Friday night, and the park closed at 5. The restaurant in the hotel and the bar were both still open. We enjoyed a nice meal (totally ordered too much food) and had a few drinks in the bar. We then decided to tour around the park, as other guests were doing. It was surprising how many things we noticed that we had never seen before, on one of our other visits. We met Sir Hank, the parks cat, and he was super friendly. We got to see parts of the park we never have, like the beautiful ponds were there are picnic benches and nice walking trails. The staff at the restaurant and the bar were fantastic and they made the night that much more fun. We returned again to the bar for some evening night caps. We enjoyed a few of the classic drinks, like bees knees! We had too much fun! It was extremely nice to come back to the room and not have a TV! That is exactly what we wanted, was the quiet and true glimpse into what life was like before tvs existed. We enjoyed the swings and taking in the beauty while walking down 1920 and 1889 street.
The rooms were clean and the beds were comfy. Staff was great the whole time and offered lots of suggestions and facts on the park itself.
It was a fantastic evening, and we are so glad we went! Next time we would like to have some friends join us and have it be even more special!
We also didn't know that the bar and restaurant is open to anyone after the park closes! You just need to enter the park like you would if you were staying at the hotel (come in the back) ! Another thing we would definitely like to do :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Selkirk is located in Fort Edmonton Park and is a reconstruction of an 1920's hotel that was originally located on Jasper Avenue. Hotel Selkirk plays a vital part of the Park and is a fully functioning modern hotel with guest rooms available from May 20th - September 2012. All guest rooms have WiFi, En-Suite, desk, coffee machine and some rooms overlooking the 1920's streets.A complimentary admission to Fort Edmonton Park is included with your night's accommodation. You can go back in time and ride the stream train, walk amongst the local villagers making bannock, sample fresh baked goods and fudge at the Jasper House Bakery, from only a few steps from your hotel room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Selkirk Hotel Edmonton