Visit

Hours

The site is open 7 days a week from May 15 to Labour Day, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Address

6015 Twp Rd 565
County of St. Paul, Alberta

Get directions

GPS coordinates: N53 51.747 W112 24.168

Admission

We accept cash or cheque only.

  • Adult: $5
  • Senior: $4
  • Youth (7-17): $2
  • 6 and younger: Free
  • Family (2 Adults + Youths to a maximum of 8 people): $14
  • Canadian Military and Family (with CFOne card): Free

Experience Alberta History Annual Pass

Free admission to Alberta Provincial Historic Sites

  • Adult: $50
  • Senior: $40
  • Youth (7-17): $30
  • Family (2 Adults + Youths to a maximum of 8 people): $120

Amenities

  • Picnic tables
  • Air conditioned
  • Gift shop
  • Small concession
  • Canoe launch

Schools

  • Specific interactive, hands-on educational programs for schools K-9.
  • Book early. Dates in May and June book up quickly.
  • Contact by phone at 780-724-2611 or email the site at fort.george@gov.ab.ca.

Tour and Group Bookings

  • Tour groups are welcome.
  • Please book 2 weeks in advance.
  • Bookings can be done by phone at 780-724-2611 or by email at fort.george@gov.ab.ca.
  • Custom experiences are possible.
  • Most special requirements and specific schedules can be accommodated.
  • Tour bus parking is available with easy access to the entrance.

Accessibility

  • Identified parking next to entrance path
  • Accessible washroom in Interpretive Center
  • The building and entrance path are fully wheelchair accessible
  • Path to the archaeological sites is surfaced in stone dust, winding, and has a noticeable grade

Accommodation

  • No accommodations or camping on the site.
  • Whitney Lakes Provincial Park has 2 campgrounds 20 kilometres away.
  • The Town of Elk Point Campground is 15 kilometres away.
  • The Town of Elk Point has restaurants, grocery stores, and motels 13 kilometres away.

Gift Shop

  • The gift shop is run by the Friends of the Forts Society and is open whenever the site is open.
  • Extensive selection of books related to the themes of the site.
  • Souvenir and local artisan items.
  • Debit and credit cards accepted for gift shop sales.

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on the grounds but not in the buildings.
  • Pets must be kept on leash.
  • Identified service animals are always welcome.

Visitor Tips

  • Tours and services are offered in English.
  • Cell phone reception is limited throughout the site.
  • Archaeological sites are almost a kilometre from Interpretive Centre along a wooded trail.
  • Wear good walking shoes and clothing for variable weather when going out on the site. Check the Elk Point forecast before visiting.
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended.
  • Never approach any animals (wild or domestic) or birds found onsite.
  • Alcohol is prohibited.
  • Smoking is prohibited in the Interpretive Visitor Centre and within 5 metres of the doors.

Parking

  • Free onsite parking
  • Parking can accommodate numerous large RVs (recreational vehicles) or buses