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The Fort (Museum of the North West Mounted Police)

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
219 Jerry Potts Blvd, Fort Macleod, Alberta T0L 0Z0, Canada
+1 403-553-4703
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

As a family we took our dad their for his birthday. There were 17 of us and all ages from 2 - 78 Years old and everyone had a great time enjoying the musical horse show and all the interesting exhibits in the museum.

Thank DerrasTupperware
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

There are a lot of things there to do so I would recommend 2 hours there There are rooms about what it is like back when the nwmp were formed and also Indian artifacts as well

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

This was the last Fort to explore on our trip and the kids were not impressed with it at all. There is really not much to see and learn. The staff didn't seem to knowledgeable which I was not impressed about. They have asked not...More

Thank 346Theresa
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Always wanted to visit this Fort and finally made it this year. Such a great story told in reading the posting around the Fort. The staff there are amazingly friendly and knowledgable. Great souvenir shop! Take your time and read the history on this tour!...More

Thank Tara B
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Rather boring inside but reminded me of the old west. It was the first RCMP outpost in Canada. They have the RCMP horse musical ride here in July and August. I believe it said 2 PM on the sign. The history reading inside is quite...More

Thank Murray D
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

If you are interested in history it is worth a stop. It is a recreation of a NWMP Fort. They have a small reenactment of the Musical Ride. This was the best part of the visit. It will cost you an extra $5 to bring...More

Thank pantux
Reviewed 3 July 2016

For something so important to our history, I think it could have been more. Ensure the musical ride is going to take place on the date of your visit or this could be a disappointment. Site is run by summer students and they lack the...More

Thank Chris-272727
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Like so many frontier situations, Fort MacLeod reminds us of the tough beginnings of Alberta. Simple and small this fort stands in downtown Fort Macleod to state that Canada once had to be carved out of the lands of the indigenous .

Thank MaryEli666
Reviewed 11 June 2016

It seems this part of BC has some great copywriters! This was a smallish museum and a large mostly empty fort. $10 per person was over-priced, should be less for size.

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Fort visit was much better than expected. The number and diversity of exhibits within the Fort required more time to view and read. Very enjoyable and educational. Highly recommend as a must do. Also the linked with the town centre heritage displays.

Thank Mark C
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