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Visitor Information CentreVisitor Information Centre, Dow Centennial Centre 8700 - 84 St. 780-992-6400 or 780-992-6261. Open year round.
A vibrant City located at the junction of Highways 15 and 21, Fort Saskatchewan is the heart of Alberta's Heartland offering a unique blend of urban amenities, historic attractions and small-town warmth.
ATTRACTIONS & EVENTS Downtown 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 historical pioneer village, and an 1875 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. You can book a tour for you and your family on Monday through Saturday, from the May to September long weekends (Monday to Friday over the fall and winter seasons). Within easy walking distance of the Fort Heritage Precinct are unique shops, restaurants and the river valley trail system.
The Farmers' Market downtown features over 40 vendors every Thursday from mid-June to mid-September.
The Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery at the Dow Centennial Centre hosts month-long art shows and exhibits by visual artists, potters and artisans. The Gallery is staffed by volunteers so check their website for seasonal updates to their hours. The Shell Theatre offers a variety of performances to delight audiences. For indoor recreation, the Dow Centennial Centre has a gymnasium, ice arena, soccer field, and fitness centre. And don't forget to make a splash in the swimming pool over at the Harbour Pool.
Numerous events take place from May to September and the City has one of the best Canada Day celebrations in the region. Other major events in the City include the Legacy Park Family Festival on June 2nd, and the Movie Under the Stars on August 17th.
Watch for the world famous sheep that graze the parks in the Fort Heritage Precinct Thursdays through Sundays, and witness the Sheep Leaving Parade in September.
OUTDOORS Enjoy the outdoors with a picnic at Turner Park or Legacy Park, rent a stall at the Lions Campground, play at the Kin Family Spray Park, or catch a fish at the Lion's Community Fish Pond at West River's Edge.
There are more than 75 kilometres of paved trails that are ideal for walking, cycling and cross-country skiing. Visitors can also enjoy a skateboard park and the local golf courses and driving ranges.
EAT SHOP STAY Pick up a piping hot take-out order at Perry's 2 for 1 Pizza & Pasta or head over to the ever popular Downtown Diner for a 50s style dining experience with top-notch food and service. All that glitters and gleams is at Roland's Jewelry – be sure to head over if you want to treat yourself or need a beautiful gift for someone special. For yarns, fabrics and more, visit Kountry Knits & Sewing Centre while on the Quilting Tour.
Looking for a place to rest your head overnight? Fort Saskatchewan has everything from bed and breakfasts to over 10 hotels and motels, with top brands to choose from.
Fort Saskatchewan Featured Businesses
AttractionsFort Saskatchewan Museum
Elk Island National Park
CampingElk Island Retreat
DiningThe Downtown Diner
Perry's 2 For 1 Pizza & Pasta
Name: City of Fort Saskatchewan
Office Address: 10005 - 102 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
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