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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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The Fort Museum of the NWMP is dedicated to preserving the history of the NWMP and First Nations from the area. The Museum is proud to offer the only on-site NWMP Musical Ride in Canada. Visitors can go behind the scenes and participate in a Signature Experience called "Groom a Horse" program. Come visit us today!
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  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“horse program” (3 reviews)
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219 Jerry Potts Blvd, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
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+1 403-553-4703
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"scavenger hunt"
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"lots of history"
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"interesting visit"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small museum of a fort. In comparison to Fort Walsh on the SK AB border this museum lacks substance. They do a “musical ride” which has local riders not the official Musical Ride offered in Regina. That being said it was done...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was an interesting visit to see the fort and how the Mounties lived and created a good relationship with the Indians. There is several displays of weapons and living quarters used by the Mounties.

Thank Glenn S
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TheFortMuseum, General Manager at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Glenn, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the Fort and our displays. Hope that you were able to see the horses while they were practicing for Canada Day! Thank you for the review!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to admit that I am on the Board of the Fort Museum but I whole heartedly believe the Musical Ride is a wonderful aspect of the Fort Museum! It is really exciting to watch the young riders put their horses through various moves...More

Thank Donna B
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TheFortMuseum, General Manager at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review Donna!

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

A look at the old fort was worth it went to check out the musical mounty show it was done by students and was good the fort and surrounding town with old buildings was cool .

Thank slider60
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TheFortMuseum, General Manager at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Fort! Hope to see you back for another visit soon!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Interesting to go through the museum and then the fort itself. Rooms furnished - like they lived back then. Musical parade = college students on horseback. starts with flag salute, photo op, meet the horses and riders. then they going through drills in the arena....More

1  Thank yvonne p
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TheFortMuseum, General Manager at The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police), responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Yvonne, thank you for the review! It is always entertaining to see the horse get the better of the rider ;) they sometimes have a Musical Rodeo!

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I have only visited this museum on days that the RCMP were not available to do their ride - I would recommend for someone to google this place to find out when the rides are and visit at that time

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Well done again! Loved the history and the out buildings showing how they lived within the compound.

Thank Brenda W
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We visited The Fort with friends on our way to Glacier National Park. The cost was $16 each to walk around at your own pace through the compound. Lots of Canadian Mountie history. My favorite things were the tenants rules posting inside the Kanouse House...More

1  Thank Trish W
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We toured southern Alberta instead of burning our dirty fossil fuels in BC this year, and this was a wonderful stop. We had three g kids under twelve and they thoroughly enjoyed the fort as well as the museum displays. They had learned much about...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

An informative museum with lots of exhibits and old buildings to wander around. The musical ride is pretty good and you are permitted to visit the horses in the stables. Worth a visit.

1  Thank Explore1995
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