Here's what to expect as Fort Edmonton Park reopens

Jul 7 2021, 10:18 am

Get ready Edmonton, you can now take a trip to our city’s storied past at Fort Edmonton Park.

The park has opened its doors for the summer season, following years of construction and renovations.

The park is nestled on 64 acres of forested parkland along the river valley.

Construction at the park began in the fall of 2018. New additions will feature exhibits like the Indigenous Peoples Experience, new attractions to the midway at the Johnny J. Jones Exposition and a new building to house the Baldwin steam train.

Visitors can experience the history of Edmonton before their very eyes, with a recreation of a fort from 1846 that was on the grounds during that time period to streets detailing each time period from 1885 to 1920.

A train and streetcar can also tow you around, bringing you back in time as you wind around the park. Wagon and pony rides are also an option when you visit.

A staple of the park is the 1920s-style Ferris wheel on the grounds, sending visitors soaring above the park for the perfect birds-eye view of the area. There are plenty of classic games and carnival food to be had too.

If you are feeling a little more low-key, the Capitol Theatre is the place for you. The theatre is filled with 243 old-fashioned red velvet seats and is a complete recreation of the original theatre from 1929. It’s the perfect spot for a vintage Instagram snapshot too.

Fort Edmonton Park

Where: 7000 143 Street NW, Edmonton
When: July 1- September 6, Wednesday- Sunday (and holiday Mondays)
Tickets: Tickets for the 2021 admission season can be found here.

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