Fort Edmonton Park

Fort Edmonton Park has been around a long time, long enough to be a place I visited as a child and that I now take my own children for the experience. Its grown a lot too, adding things like a midway exhibition and so much more making it well worth the visit with the kiddos.

a wintery photo of trees with lights in them, snow on the ground, and benches along a street like at fort edmonton park

*Page last updated June 2022

Quick Facts

2 & Under: Free
Child/Youth (3‐17): $20.90
Adult (18‐64): $26.20
Senior (65+): $20.90

MAY 21 ‐ SEP 5
Wed ‐ Sun:
10AM ‐ 5PM
Holiday Mondays: 10AM ‐ 5PM

SEP 6 ‐ 18

7000 143 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 4P3

Things to Do

  • 1885, 1905, 1920's Streets
  • Midway Exhibition
  • Train and Streetcar
  • Wagon Rides (2 & Under is free): $5
  • Pony Rides (10 & Under) $8
  • Capitol Theatre
  • Special Events

What to Bring

  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen


  • Indigenous Market
  • Food Truck
  • Multiple Cafes
  • Gift Shop
  • Washrooms
  • Stroller Accessible
  • Wheelchair Accessible

An Edmonton Parent's Experience

Fort Edmonton Park is one of Edmonton's long standing attractions that brings families together, all year round so it's no question to highlight this place. When I was a child it was a lot of fun, but I will admit, it's really grown its show.

The Education Factor

The thing that is really wonderful about Fort Edmonton Park is that it aims to educate what it was like for locals in the late 1800s and early 1900s, something us in 2020+ might have a hard time imagining. The fur trade and the indigenous experience is all captured here. As a Metis person, I'm also really proud of the way it brings together and honours the indigenous history here in Alberta and Edmonton. The indigenous market is great too, full of indigenous creators, you can't go wrong there.


I will say, I think it's a bit pricey, only because you have to pay additional for the wagon and pony rides. However, the train and streetcar are included in the price. The park is great, it's massive, and there is a lot to do but of course it's not somewhere you can visit often, in particular if you have a larger family and on a budget. However, like I said, you can spend a full day here and find lots to do.

Special Events

They also do a lot of fun events throughout the year, including their infamous, DARK Halloween attraction. It's probably not that great for the littles, but older kids who like Halloween and aren't scared easily (or enjoy being scared) would find this fun. They really do a great job too, setting up multiple haunted houses, performers everywhere, and Food trucks to enjoy.