Explore the History of How Fort Saskatchewan Came to Be
In historic downtown Fort Saskatchewan you will encounter the Fort Heritage Precinct nestled on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. The Precinct is made up of beautiful parks and trails, a pioneer village, and a newly completed 1875-1885 North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Fort. Visitors can experience the lives of the NWMP and settlers who helped to shape the community. It’s easy to imagine what laws might have been enforced at the Courthouse, what school days on the prairie were like, and how the men of the NWMP lived and worked. Guided tours are available, but also feel free to explore the exterior buildings unaccompanied. A variety of fun programs and events are offered so you can learn all about Fort Saskatchewan’s history! Check out their website linked below for more information.
Make sure you stop by to see the new featured exhibit on Emilio Picariello and learn all about this notorious criminal and bootlegger!